What are the signs that you are trusting in yourself that you are righteous? Jesus speaks to this by way of a parable in Luke 18. What he says is that how you approach yourself has everything to do with how you approach your neighbor and ultimately how you approach God. Even more than how you approach neighbor and God, the real determining factor in how you engage yourself, others and God, is what you believe about how God approaches you. Is God the one who is merciful and loves sinners, or does God just want to make sure that you have it all together?