When God hears the world, He hears something different than we do. He listens to the longings, hunger, and cries in people’s hearts. Yet, do we hear the desperation and the cries of wounded people? And furthermore how are we going to display God’s original intention towards them?
The Church is designed to be a redeemed community in a reconciled society and the only organization on earth that exists for the benefits of its non-members.
For God, the test of viable spirituality is how well we love each other. He wants the Church to be a community of people where we practice love and grace on each other so that we can show these attributes of His nature off to the world.
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