Which person are you more like—the law-abiding citizen without a record or the person who has made questionable life choices and broken some laws?
If you are more like the law-abiding citizen, have you ever regarded another person with contempt? Who is most likely to be on the receiving end of that contempt—thieves, rogues, adulterers, ______? How can you guard against contempt toward those who aren’t as upstanding as you? Does Jesus’ story offer you any hope?
If you identify with the guy with some skeletons in his closet, how does Jesus’ story impact you? How would you want the law-abiding citizen to treat you?