Let’s Remember that We are ALL Sinners
It won’t be popular.
It won’t make you popular.
It won’t make your life easy.
It won’t make you assertive about your “rights.”
It won’t chase your depression away with “happy thoughts.”
But it will remind you of forgiveness.
It will remind you of grace.
It will remind you of mercy.
It will remind you that you have been rescued.
It will remind you that you needed and still need a Savior.
It will remind you of your privilege as a child of God.
It will build gratitude into your heart.
It will remind you that you have nothing to boast about except in the One, the glorious One, who lived, and bled, and died, and rose for you.
It will help you show mercy, and kindness, and grace, and forgiveness to those who wrong you or the ones you love.
It will remind you to fix your eyes on Him who is the author and perfecter of faith (Hebrews 12:2).
It will remind you that others need you to love them and pray for them and tell them, and nudge them, and plead with them to examine His life and gospel that they too might join the ranks of His imperfect followers.
That’s what your priesthood as a believer in Christ is all about.
“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.”
–Charles H. Spurgeon