“ …Christianity must be more than a religion to us. Christianity must be a way of life that fills us with hope.”
From the Advent daily devotional by Robert V. Dodd that our Sunday School class is doing together this advent.
This sums up what might be the hardest part of my faith to explain to others who don't yet share it. It's hard for a dedicated Christian to accept criticism of our faith, or to understand a worldview that pushes tolerance of all religions as equal and true. For a committed Christian, you're either all in or all out. Once you're all in, it's a lifetime challenge of not compromising your own values, while still not alienating others.