This is a Jesus society
Jesus says that in his society there is a new way for people to live:
you show wisdom, by trusting people;
you handle leadership, by serving;
you handle offenders, by forgiving;
you handle money, by sharing'
you handle authority, by gentle firmness;
you handle enemies, by loving;
and you handle violence, by suffering.
In fact, you have a new attitude toward everything, toward everybody.
Toward nature, toward the state in which you happen to live,
toward women, toward refugees, asylum seekers, marginalized and homeless people:
toward all and every single thing.
Because this is a Jesus society,
and you repent, not by feeling bad,
but by thinking, and acting, differently.
Rudy Wiebe, The Blue Mountains of China