I WAS DEAD IN THE GRAVE, I WAS COVERED IN SIN AND SHAME
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23 (NASB)
Oscar Wilde was a controversial figure. Before his deathbed conversion to Christ, the playwright, poet and aesthetic represented not only a voice of a period of time but he represented a voice of culture that some would say finds itself at odds with Christianity. Yet he still had the God-given wisdom to make many beautiful and pointed statements, the chief of them being that, “Every saint has a past every sinner has a future.” It is precisely our ability to remember our own wretchedness that grounds us in the humility we desperately need to proclaim the Gospel with any sort of authenticity.