No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. (C. S. Lewis, British writer)
The standard for good no doubt varies considerably. But even when we try to be good by whatever measure we choose, we most often discover that we have missed the mark. And the harder we try, the more difficult it seems to really be good. It ought to be evident, then, that we need help to achieve this goal.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard . . . For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 3:23; 6:23).