Simil Iustus et Peccator

Or "simultaneously just and sinful."

This is the beautiful work of the Gospel, the paradoxical reality of a Christian. We have each done wrong and so separated ourselves from a holy God, and that same God rescued us and gave us right-standing with Him. Jesus lived the life we ought to have lived and took on wickedness that wasn't His. We, then, must exist in a continual state of realizing the depth of our trespasses and the weight of redemption. We are not slightly sinful and in need a leg-up. Our sin ghastly; His grace unfathomable. We are sinful. We are just.