It is and had been too easy for Christians to forget that what makes our lives powerful is to willingly embrace the way of Jesus. This is done in response to His overwhelming love, and the result is a giving of self to the service of others. It is not, and never can be, found in forcing our way upon anyone. It can not be done via government. It can not be done via peer pressure. It can not be done through guilt or shame. It can not be done by the institution we call church. So many of the problems others have with Christianity today would not be had we remembered this through the centuries.