It's good for each of us to look back and reflect on what the Lord is teaching us along the way.
Everything God does in the human realm is to reach out to people, to draw them close to Him through His irrepressible love, and to guide them into eternity. People are God’s primary focus. This is the reason Christ came to earth! And this simple truth has untold consequences for how we walk through each day and how we engage with each other. In every conceivable type of relationship the value of the other person is greater than I can comprehend. And so within the church our constant question should be: “How does this affect people?” It’s not human logic, but rather God’s illogical love for His created beings that must be central to all that we are and do. Yes, sometimes I fail; sometimes the church, corporately, fails. But the lesson is no less important, and it sticks with me.