At the risk of seeming indelicate, I think I learned something while cleaning up after my dog this morning. He did his daily dump, and I got out my little bag to clean up. I had to physically move him away, as he was kicking the rocks with his back feet in an effort to cover his mess. He did this even after I moved him and put the pile in the bag. I think most of us are that way. When we make a mess, our initial reflex is to do whatever is necessary to cover it up. Unfortunately, this will not make the mess go away. As a Christian I have the privilege of exposing my mess to the light and letting the Father pick it up.