Shortly after a thief broke into Oconee Baptist Church in Bishop, Ga. and stole an amplifier and four guitars, the church’s sign expressed how the church felt about the break-in: “To the person who broke in—God loves you.”
“At this point, we’re more interested in letting him know that God will forgive him than having him arrested or finding the instruments,” said the church’s pastor, Rev. Steve Powers. “That’s for the sheriff’s department to worry about. We’re more interested in where he’s going to spend eternity than finding the instruments.”
If that doesn’t scream something about their church’s identity, I don’t know what does.