How Righteous Are We?

Write down the numeral “12.”  Now add 17 zeroes.  1,200,000,000,000,000,000.  According to Yasar Safkan, Ph.D. from M.I.T., that’s how many atoms are in a grain of table salt.
Now place that grain of salt on the floor and look down at it.  Which atoms are in the top layer?  Can you differentiate them?  Can you identify the atoms in the 1,000,000,000th layer?
Me neither.
We might try to find comfort in comparing our righteousness to the righteousness of others.  But the differences are actually beyond negligible.  What difference does it make which layer we are on?  We are still infinite multiples of 1,000,000,000 away from God’s perfect standard.
Our only true righteousness is the righteousness of Christ that God gives us.
We are all in the same situation.  We all need God’s grace.
We all need the righteousness of Christ.