What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.” “Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.” “The poison of vipers is on their lips.” “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.” “Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know.” “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Well, that's that then. We are in a pit of our own making. 'There is no one who is righteous, not even one.'
This the third daily post on the fundamentals of our faith. We reach the point where things turns sour. We are, to use an unpopular word, sinners. Each and everyone of us.
Look at the world. War, injustices, hunger, raging inequality, prejudice and hatreds. Add in institutional racism, child abuse numbers, poverty for many coupled with vast riches for a few. It is not looking good for us.
Have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen.