If you sin, sin boldly, openly. If you are virtuous, keep it quiet.
Luther’s theological ejaculation “Sin boldly” confronts the problem of secretiveness. Hiddenness is an obscurity, a fearfulness, vastly worse in our imagination than what is hidden. We cannot love what we do not see.
A mistake is not a mistake unless we repeat it.
Martin Luther’s exhortation to his Protest-ants: “Sin boldly!”