Contrary to popular belief, Christianity is not about good people getting better. If anything, it is about bad people coping with their failures to be good. That is to say, Christianity concerns the gospel, which is nothing more or less than the good news that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (I Timothy 1:15) “[Christ] was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification” (Romans 4:25). The gospel is a proclamation that always addresses sinners and sufferers directly (i.e., you and me).
– Tchividjian, Tullian; Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free; David C Cook Publishers, Copyright 2013, Kindle Edition, page 64