My neighbor told me once that when she was young, her own father had molested her for many years. I asked her if she thought it was pure evil that led him to do such a thing. She said she thought it was total selfishness.
Something clicked in my head. Yeshua saved us — from our selves. From our self-ishness. He showed us the Way to sacrifice our selves — our selfishness, our ego. He showed us the way toward selflessness. In that way of selflessness, we come closer to God.
In the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, the author of the book reports that Peter asked Yeshua (Jesus), “What is the sin of the world?” Yeshua answered, “There is no sin. It is you who make sin exist when you act according to the habits of your corrupted nature…what you do takes you further away.”