“Finally, there’s the ever-popular conviction that we’re still better than a lot of other people. Christians should know better than this; God doesn’t judge one person against another, He doesnt’ grade on the curve. Yet we find it desperately hard to beleive that we’re really, truly sinners, because we see people so much worse than us every day in the newspaper. In comparison with them we’re just so gosh-darn nice.”
“The problem with all these cases is that we’re comparing ourselves with others, rather than with the holy God…”
~ Frederica Mathewes-Green
The Illumined Heart, page 39.