"I've said it before, many times, but it bears repeating: I love my church. I love that guests consistently report feeling welcomed and loved from the moment they enter the building. I love that my pastors and the other church leaders are men and women of integrity, compassion, and intelligence. I love that, no matter who is caring for my son, he is showered with love and kindness. I love that I am entrusted to write lessons for and to teach the youth. I love that church members with rally together to support a common goal: an outreach event, a celebration, supporting a sick or troubled neighbor, welcoming a guest speaker. I love that the whole Bible is shared, with grace and compassion and great insight. I love that the Holy Spirit is welcomed, that Jesus is preached, that God is worshiped. I love that the messages are shared out of equal parts love and truth. I love that my church is a house full of second chances, and third ones, and fourth..."