Sometimes an illustration is the best way to explain the universality of sin because, simply put, we’d rather not admit our faults. It’s more enjoyable to point to someone else’s sins than it is our own.
I often use the example of a Reader’s Digest story about a woman pulled over for going 43 in a 35-mph zone.
Frustrated, she said to the police officer, “What should I tell my husband? He thinks he’s a perfect driver.”
Looking at her name and address, he asked, “Did your husband go duck hunting this morning?”
“Yes, he did,” she responded.
“I stopped him for going 47,” replied the police officer.