Reading Philip Yancey's "What's So Amazing About Grace?". If you could have only one book about the Christian faith apart from the Bible, this should be it.
He builds a lot on examples from real life. In a story from the American fight against racism and for civil rights in the 1960's, he quotes Will Campbell who was required to come up with a definition a definition of the Christian message in ten words or less. His inspired sentence was "We're all bastards but God loves us anyway."
As the story played out Campbell was confronted with the fact that God's grace applies equally to the racists and their victims. And that is one of the amazing things about grace.
I have never been one for memorising Bible verses and stuff like that, but this seems like a version of the creed that could stick with me:
We're all bastards but God loves us anyway.