Let us always remember that we are to view our own sins and not the lives and choices of others because this act of review or gossip or evalution could have us actually believe that we are better or more holy than another. We pray: I believe, O Lord, and I confess that Thou art truly the Christ, the Son of the Living God, Who came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am first.
"The Church is holy, although there are sinners within her. Those who sin, but who cleanse themselves with true repentance, do not keep the Church from being holy.
But unrepentant sinners are cut off, whether visibly by Church authority, or invisible by the judgement of God, from the body of the Church. And so in this regard the Church remains holy."
- St. Philaret of Moscow
The Church is Holy, thank god, even with me in it!
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have mercy on me a sinner. Fr. Martin