My first reaction was that of anger, against his lies and deception. But thinking about it, I have also told lies, I have also deceived others. Maybe not to such a large degree, by this world's standards. However, as God's children, we are called to God's standards which are way higher; so high, in fact, that no one can reach it. Matthew 5:21-30 tells us what God's moral standards are like:
- Verses 21-22: Getting angry is committing murder.
- Verse 28: Checking out girls is committing adultery.
There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
The Bible writes that there is no difference - in my sins, your sins, Guglielmucci's sins! The only way out of it is through God's grace through Christ Jesus.
To end, I should clarify that I am in no way defending Guglielmucci; what he did was utmostly wrong. But we should not make the mistake of pointing fingers, and then neglecting to check on our own sins, no matter how small they are. To the Lord, sins are sins, whether big or small.