In an attempt to not take myself too seriously, and yet at the same time, think deeply, I've decided to start a new segment on my blog called, "Doug Down Deep." Some readers may notice that I borrowed the title from Josh Harris' new book, Dug Down Deep. I heard Harris speak on this topic (at T4G) and it was very helpful. My version will not be a book ... I'm not that deep, but just short snippets of wisdom to pass along from time to time. So without further ado, here's my first little quote I used to explain to 6th graders their sinfulness and Christ's goodness in the story of the pharisee and the tax collector.
"Instead of thinking that you are good, you need to know that you are bad, and trust the one who really is good."