He who is alone with his sin is utterly alone. In spite of corporate worship, times of prayer, fellowship, and even ministry together, many Christians are still left to their loneliness. Although the Christian fellowship generally shares fellowship as believers and as devout people, the truth of the matter is that we have not learned how to have fellowship with each other as the undevout and as sinners. Because we don’t know how to be sinners together, the final breakthrough to real fellowship does not occur. The pious, "saintly" fellowship does not permit a person to be a sinner. Instead, everyone hides his sin from himself to some extent, but he especially hides it from the fellowship.