We are loved even when Jesus sees us at our worst.
His love is incarnate in Jesus. His love is saving, it delivers.
Jesus commands us to love one another just as he loves us.
The light of the kingdom of God is shining in this world, and we are instruments of adavancing that kingdom through the gospel.
The work of Christ's kingdom, manifest now in the church, is not to be carried out with the kind of weapons that do justice in this world. The Christian is called to hold fast to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to proclaim the truth that he revealed, and make his word known - doing that which no earthly weapon ever can.