The church is not made up of people who believe they are better than others, but rather it is made up of those who realize that they should be better than they are and must continually strive to do better always.
The church is not made up of perfect people, but people who realize they are following a perfect Lord and a perfect law and therefore must do the very best they can.
The church is not made up of people who never make mistakes, but those who often acknowledge their mistakes and then forsake them. Never must we seek to justify them or continually make the same mistakes over and over again.
The church is not trying to withdraw from everyone, but rather to draw everyone into its fellowship and love those who are willing to walk in the light where God the Father and Christ the Son are found.
The church is not trying to set up arbitrary rules to hinder anyone, but rather to show the rule of Christ which helps everyone.
The church is not trying to separate you from your money, but rather is trying to keep your money from separating you from God.
The church is not trying to become the master of your life, but rather trying to get you to master yourself.
The church is not trying to rob your life priorities, but rather trying to get you to put the priorities in your life.
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