"I'm not shocked at sinners sinning, I'm shocked at unforgiving, graceless Christians."
And Jesus said to his disciples "the world will know you are my disciples by your Christian T shirts! And the titles you put in front of your profession! And ur tweets! And your "religious views" section! Oh wait. No he didn't. The world will know us by our love for one another and when we act like Jesus.
A pastor friend of mine once told me "I should have the easiest job in the world. I tell people about a God who made them, who knows every dark secret about them and yet loves them, who pursues them even when they're disobedient, who takes the punishment for their wrongs, who desires the best for them & wants to have a relationship with them that will satisfy their deepest longings." Yet we run from Him like the plague. Recently I've asked myself this question. "Why is it so hard to love such a lovable God?" There is nothing wrong with Him. There is something deeply wrong with us.