Jesus never sees people in their condition of sin. He sees them in a heavenly love that paid for every sin they committed. He sees their possibilities.
It was a stormy day when, along with just fifteen other people, Charles Spurgeon, at the age of fifteen, went out to hear a speaker. The invitation for salvation was given, and Spurgeon was saved. He would go on to become a great servant of God who touched many lives. He wrote a number of books that are still blessing Christians a century after they were first published. Only sixteen came out that day, but among them was one who became known as the "prince of preachers."
Don't look upon people's failures-if you do, you will end up failing. Don't listen to gossip and look upon what someone just did. Look to Jesus and pray about what the person is going to be some day. Always see what God has done, then look ahead to what He is going to do.
It is so easy to look at our nation and to see only the bad parts, the effects of what fallen men have done. Don't undersell God's ability to bring revival. Don't undersell the effect our prayer can have on the lost.
We have amazing potential in the love of God.