"I began to realize something, those people we are so quick to hate and ready to condemn to an eternity in hell, those very same people, a vast majority of them, have NEVER HEARD the name of Christ, let alone the Gospel. ...people are refusing to GO to the uttermost parts of the earth (Acts 1:8) and refusing to GO where His name is not known (Romans 15:20-21, Isaiah 52:15). And ultimately, people are refusing to live the life of LOVE we are called to live! John 3:16 clearly tells us that God so loved the WORLD that He gave His only son." - Jessica Cappel
"Take courage; for I believe God, and am convinced that things will happen exactly as I have been told." - Acts 27:25 (Weymouth)
God is faithful and true to His promises and no matter how far away from Him a person may appear to be, His loving kindness is there all the while calling them back and bringing them to repentance.
"In our effort to be disconnected with the evils of the world, we have become disconnected with the temptations and stumbling blocks our children face."
It has taken me some time to get to a place where I fully realize that people and their opinions are simply that, people. They are imperfect human beings who can be rude, hurtful, and unkind just as much as they can be compassionate, loving, and kind.