Our burdens and broken hearts aren’t an indication of a lack of faith, or the like, but the very opposite. They are signposts directing us home.
Jesus Christ alone must be the bedrock of our lives, our truth, and our hopes.
In the end, we are to love our enemies in the hope that Christ will be visible in our love and that our estranged neighbor might become our friend, even family, within the body of Christ, the church.
Because we are new creation... it’s hard to look upon your kids, your spouse, your neighbor, your fellow congregant, see Christ, and stay mad for very long!
If you've ever wondered what sin is, here is my best shot at giving you a brief overview based, largely, on excerpts from the book of Romans.