In the gospel we look expectantly for the presence of Jesus Christ in ourselves and each other even as we wait patiently for God’s Spirit to change us. Having been adopted by God as His children, we are all members of one family. We no longer need to put on airs or pretend to be better than we are. Through intentional, loving relationships we become tools of change in each other’s lives. Through loving our neighbors with words and deeds we live out the Great Commission of making disciples. Through community involvement we become tools of change in our neighborhoods, our communities and eventually the world.