I grew up in Georgia. My idea of a good Christmas is sixty degrees as the temperature, and the fireplace running for decoration only. My wife and I have lived in Kentucky for the last six years, and we have discovered how a lot of snow in Georgia is not even an event here. The other day we walked outside, and saw it had snowed a little. If we had saw the same thing in Georgia we would have flipped. I remember one day it snowed a half of an inch, and the entire town was shut down. A little snow here can mean a lot snow somewhere else. Perception is everything. My faith has matured in this area. Somethings we see as wrong, and God does not see them as wrong. I was taught to never been seen with the wrong crowd, but Jesus was always hanging out with the wrong crowd. I have also learned that we need to see sin as how God sees it. I think we are all prone to seeing some sins as bigger than others, but in reality God holds all sin to the same standard. From murder to looking at a women inappropriately, they all hold the same weight. Paul wrote in Romans
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus – Romans 3:23-24
We are all in the same state of sin without Jesus. The only different between a believe and an unbeliever is Jesus. We should challenge ourselves to focus on this to help us keep the right perspective during the new year.