Romans 3:23-24 (RSV)
all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are
justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in
This verse reminds us that we live in an
imperfect world and that all of us make mistakes. Sometimes we like
to see ourselves more righteous than others, which only leads to
judgment, criticism and intolerance. It is only by the grace of God
that we are able to do what is right, to show compassion and to show
love to all of God's Creation.
Nobody is perfect in this world. Therefore,
when confronting our brothers and sisters with their sins, we should
do it humbly and with love, for it through Christ that we are able
to conquer sin.