Does not one person need repentance more than another? Ezra and Baruch protested to God that while Israel had sinned, the Gentiles had acted much worse, and asked why they should be let off so much more easily. But God was not buying that argument. You can always file somebody who is worse than you are to make you feel virtuous. It’s a cheap shot; those awful terrorists, perverts, communists – they are the ones who need to repent! Yes, indeed they do, and for them repentance will be a full-time job, exactly as it is for all the rest of us.
“Great Are the Words of Isaiah”