Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope . . . though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy.
1 Timothy 1:1, 13a
We were all as dirty rags prior to accepting God’s precious gift of salvation. Our goal now should be to run a race that honors the mercy and grace we’ve been given.