Look beyond the church when it acts in ways that contradict the Gospel. Look beyond pastors who fail. Look beyond laity who don’t follow Jesus in their daily lives. Look beyond pastors who are more concerned with getting along than boldly proclaiming Jesus as Lord and Savior. Look beyond laity who are more focussed on comfort than developing the character of Christ. Yes, look beyond all of the things that disgust you about Christians and the church. Not to ignore any of them. But to see Jesus who is standing with open arms longing to redeem, heal and transform the Body of Christ.