If we target people intent on converting them to the image of the Christ that we have created, we don’t love them, we love ourselves. Narcissistic counterfeits of authentic Christianity make replication of ourselves the goal rather than introducing people to the transforming love of Christ.
Only Christ saves. We are not the Holy Spirit. God transforms His church into the likeness of Christ. God is love.
May I see the things in my thoughts and actions things that would not welcome the real Christ into my daily life, interactions with others, and into His church. God forgive me and lead me forward in the true revelation of who You are. Thank you for the Word of God and for the the Holy Spirit.