Religious people can be petty, selfish and bigoted. Religious leaders do things that are embarrassing at best and scandalous at worst. Religious institutions act in ways that betray who they are. No wonder many people think, “If that’s what it means to be religious, I don’t want anything to do with it.” That’s where you come in. You can’t change religious people, leaders or institutions. But you can live with faith, integrity, compassion, grace, generosity, joy and hope – and let God use you to show others the difference God makes.