We believe that Jesus has called us to demonstrate who he is to this world because He wants to reconcile all of creation to Himself. On this Journey there are moments of connection with other people. It is in these times that we have a choice. We can bring meaning to those moments in our search for wholeness or we can let them pass us by. But that meaning doesn't create substance by chance, it comes by a lot of listening and has to be anchored to something or someone unchanging, so that the changes we then make last in our move towards wholeness.
We are to give ourselves fully to demonstrating God's unchanging character, especially His love as best as we can by revealing Christ, restoring hope & helping to reclaim lives as we connect with those at our jobs, in our families and friendship circles. This is what the Lord says in Jeremiah 6:16a:
Stand where the roads cross, and become aware.
Ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is and walk in it.
Journey its path and you will find rest for your souls.
One of these ancient paths is the path of sacrificial love and forgiveness. Sometimes this means we also have to cross barriers to demonstrate His character to those we wouldn't normally associate with; people of other races & ethnicities, the poor, the marginalized, people of other political bends, you name the difference, chances are Jesus would ask us to build relationships with them to show who He is, and what he did for us all!
When Jesus preached to the crowds in the Book of Luke, he was quick to say that we are called to love those who are hard to love - not just the ones that love you in return. Crosspointe Alliance Church exists to do just that - express God's unending love and mercy to those that need it the most. Jesus said it best in Luke 6:35-38:
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High,
for He is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned;
forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you.
For that reason, we celebrate true diversity, and still manage to come together as one with those who love Jesus.