One of the fun parts of international travel is that sometimes exchanging currency can make you feel richer than you really are. I remember going to West Africa and exchanging the money for our team of approximately $1250 and walking out of the bank with nearly half a million in the local currency. I felt like a gangster shoving the stacks of money into my backpack.
I felt richer, but the reality was that I wasn't. All that changed was the standard that I judged richness. Something similar happens when we consider goodness. We feel like we are pretty good people compared to the world around us, but compared to the only standard that matters - God - we are in pretty bad shape.
I hope you will join us this weekend as we continue to look at the Signs of a Christian Life by exploring the need we have to deal with our sin. We'll see you Sunday and I really do hope you'll bring a friend. See you at 10 am!