The last part is by far the most reassuring. Reading the Parable of the Lost Son, I never picked up on that the Father welcome both his dissolute and self-righteous son. That's God's grace at its best!
There are moments when I look back, I act self-righteously. To act in pride and self ego and disguise it as Christ-like behavior.
And I am learning, relearning, and relearning....and relearning...to live without the prove of others and myself. There is no need to make the grade in life. Everything that needs to be done is already done.
(Now that's some Good News :D)