Well, so am I. As Christians we don’t often forget the problem of sin, we are usually very keen at pointing out sin and sinners around us. Like the Corinthians, our problem is not that we forget we are surrounded by sinners, but that we forget we ourselves are sinners. However, this necessary bad news makes the good news good. And without the bad news that makes the good news good we are prone to leave the Gospel behind for self-help and we fall for self-justification over and over again.
Luther taught that every time you insist that I am a sinner, just so often do you call me to remember the benefit of Christ my Redeemer, upon whose shoulders, and not upon mine, lie all my sins. So, when you say that I am a sinner, you do not terrify, but comfort me immeasurably. -Thomas Oden, The Justification Reader (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002), 5