In my experience, really committed Protestants tend to think of themselves as "saved" because they have accepted Jesus; Roman Catholics, on the other hand, see themselves as "sinners" in need of weekly absolution. Orthodox just think themselves lucky.
There is, it seems to me, enough of the living truth in each of the three Churches to bring its members to Christ. Just as each has enough of fallen humanity to give the Holy Spirit a hard time.
from A Place of Healing for the Soul: Patmos by Peter France