From the 9/13/10 issue of the New Yorker:
St. Paul: “For by the grace
given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment…” (Romans 12:3)
Jesus: “For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” (Mark 7:21-23, italics added)
St. John: “But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.” (John 2:24-25, italics added)
In other words, the Good News starts with Bad News.