This is a powerful “paraphrase” of a Gospel story. If you’re a Christian, or interested in Christianity, or if you feel alienated from the Church for some reason, go read it.
Sin is a paradox for the Church. In theory, we all affirm our own sinfulness. Yet in our honest place, we often feel superior to people who wear their sins on their sleeve. Indeed, sometimes we shame ourselves out of recognizing our common plight with these people, and for the ironic goal of “not sugar-coating sin”. As if the sins of the unbeliever were their worst problems!
By focusing on acts and not salvation, we focus on shoveling coal on their hellfire, and not on helping them out of the furnace.