C.S. Lewis quote-of-the-week
On "our being let off the hook" because Christ volunteered to bear a punishment instead of us...
"What possible point could there be in punishing an innocent person instead? None at all that I can see, if you are thinking of punishment in the police‑court sense. On the other hand, if you think of a debt, there is plenty of point in a person who has some assets paying it on behalf of someone who has not...When one person has got himself into a hole, the trouble of getting him out usually falls on a kind friend."
--Mere Christianity, book 2, chapter 4