read this, wanted to share. maybe you'll want to read it.
The history of Christianity is sometimes wonderful, and at other times appalling. The graced side shows that for those who truly accept that Jesus is risen, everything is changed and made new. Hope replaces cynicism and despair. The sadness of existence begins to throb with divine mystery. Divine love displaces hate and violence, and authentic relationships bind our fractured world together. Meaning displaces futility, and weak persons accomplish what seems humanly impossible. Life takes on vivid colours, and everything becomes important, especially persons. Why are we important? Because the Good News is that all of us are children of the resurrection, and must treat each other as such.