God brought to my mind that I (would) sin, and and that because of the joy I had in looking on him, I was reluctant to look on this Showing. But the Lord was patient with me and gave me grace to listen. And this Showing I took as as shown to me personally, but by all the healing comfort that follwed, as you shall see, I was taught to see that it was meant for all my fellow Christians and not just for me. Though are Lord showed me I (would) sin, by this he meant all, and not just me.
This filled me with quiet fear but our Lord answered: "I will keep you safe." These words were said with more love, and certainty, and spiritual consolation than I am allowed or able to tell.
--St.Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love