Imagine a competition to jump across the English Channel. The first competitor, a 70-year old alcoholic, manages three feet. His rival, a 20-year old decathlon champion, manages 25 feet; he is vastly superior to his fellow competitor. But this difference pales into insignificance compared with the 22 miles they would need to jump to get all the way across! God’s ‘goodness standard’ is Jesus Christ. Compared with him the very best of us fails abysmally.
Stephen Gaukroger, It Makes Sense, p.108