We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20 (NIV)
The final piece of being in relational community as a Christian is loving all those outside of our fellowship, as ambassadors for Christ. Rather than engaging in relationships for what we can get from someone, we come to them as ambassadors of love, ambassadors of what God can do for them. As we overflow with God’s love, we will draw people into Christian community, where God’s Spirit will work change in their lives, and they will be reconciled to God, just as we are. What an awesome responsibility, and what a privilege!