"We need to learn how to customize without compromise. Jesus does this so well that he actually is called a drunkard and a friend of sinners. In other words, the company he kept began to redefine him to the religious community. The Lord's going to give us extraordinary love for people that we wouldn't normally even like. To some Christians, they're going to think that we agree with their stances on issues because we love them so much."
-Kris Vallotton, Standing in the Presence of Kings, Part 2
This articulates what has been happening in my life for some time now. God is empowering me to really love people. And, I mean really, really love them, with a supernatural love, not just in word, but in fact. I don't care what these people think about Jesus and I don't care what other Christians think about me for really enjoying people who might not care about Jesus. All I know is I am more effective in my witness than I have ever been and it's in direct proportion to how much I love.
"If I have not love, I am only a resounding gong or clanging symbol..." 1 Corinthians 13