Thanks a lot for the input, Steve. It may just be a difference in our theologies — I’m PCA so very Calvinist in nature, so the belief there is that everyone is a terrible sinner saved by grace. That belief allows us to see and treat others with hope, and not believe we’re better than people who look or think different. It’s some of these verses that make me look to Romans 3 as an inspiration, and I would love to learn more about your own walk, Steve.

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