Are you a sinner or a saint? Our natural instinct is to view that as a multiple choice question. We assume we can only be one or the other. As our Christian Year draws to a close, we remember the fact that God sees our sin even more than we are able to. And yet, in Christ, we have been given the status of saint. Christ has turned an either/or into a both/and. This week we consider how God sees us at the time of death. Death itself is evidence of sin. It’s not natural and it’s impossible to go through it with dignity. But Christ has the power over death and will give eternal life to all who die in him. As sinners we are subject to death and all the shame that goes with it. As saints, we will be victorious over death as it leads to eternal life.