When have you seen the church at its best?
Is it when we shout at people who need Jesus? Is it when we belittle women, react in fear to people who look differently than us? When we try to make earth the City of God?
Or is it when we take care of the hungry, the orphaned, the widows?
History has demonstrated time and again that we reach more people when we knock down walls, not when we build them.
I wrote Cradle Robber in response to the hatred that I found in my own heart. After working hard to force the world to behave like I wanted it to behave I found that it only hurt me. I damaged my witness, my self-esteem, and my own faith. I want to encourage believers around the world to put down their weapons. Stop pretending to be sin-free. Nobody but Christ has ever been free of sin. We have to confess our sin and accept that we cannot do it on our own. And we have to do that WAY before we try to teach the world our way of life.
If we use the Word of God as a weapon we should not be surprised when it hurts others and there is retaliation. The real message of the cross is repentance, humility, and servanthood. That is when the church is at its best. Lets not forget that.