If you live in a cold climate, as I do, you’ll have noticed that winter has a way levelling us out.
It shows us we’re all in the same boat.
Let me explain:
No matter how rich or poor you are, you’re going to have to deal with snow one way or another. If you live in a cold climate, there’s no escaping this fact.
Whether you drive a snazzy, expensive car or a modest runabout, winter has a way of making all vehicles look rather crappy. No matter how much you paid for your car, road salt and slush will cover it with an ugly grey-brown film.
And despite searching high and low for the most fashionable winter parka, you’ll still end up looking like an Arctic explorer, indistinguishable from everyone else.
Winter has a way of humbling us.
I think sin has the same sort of levelling effect.
Whatever walk of life we come from, we’re all going to have to deal with our sins somehow. There’s no escaping it.
No matter how wealthy or poor we are, when sin sticks to us, it makes all of us look rather stained. Whether a pauper or a prince, the muck of sin covers us all.
And even if we try to gussy up our image and paper over our sins, it simply doesn’t work. We’re fooling ourselves if we think we’re any better or different than anyone else.
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