Never call yourself a 'Sinner' born in sin, bred in sin and engaged in sin. In every one of you, God is the moving spirit, the very soul; how then can you be evil, when you are here for fulfilling God's purpose, according to His will, His plan, His law? He has endowed you with many faculties so that you may seek Him and reach Him. You are not therefore a helpless, neglected individual undergoing a sentence of death.
(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God, sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)