Trevin Wax stellt treffend fest:
The human heart’s default mode is self-justification – a desire to put forth our own righteousness in order to maintain our standing before God and others.
We are all self-righteous, and our self-justifying hearts go into attack mode every time we feel threatened, criticized, or condemned.
Recognizing the inherent self-righteousness in the human heart, Christians, more than anyone else, should display a greater measure of humility when interacting with people who have radically different assumptions about what is right and wrong and why it matters. We expect others to be self-righteous because we’ve seen this superior spirit so often in ourselves.