We now seem to live in a “cancel culture” in which people may be banned from society for saying something objectionable. Yet we are all flawed. The problem begins with our understanding of sin. Many of think, deep down, that we’re really okay and just need a little help. But it is only when we understand the reality of sin that we can experience the power of the grace of God that is at the center of Christian existence.
We receive God’s grace. What next? When we come to faith in Christ, none of us are instantly transformed into Christ-like souls. When we are made right with God, we are set apart for God’s purposes and begin a lifelong process of growing in virtue. This growth is both our work and God’s work, in the person of the Holy Spirit.