I believe I've mentioned Robin Meyers on this blog before - one of the best preachers I've ever had the privilege of hearing. Robin is senior minister of Mayflower Congregational Church in Oklahoma City and I respect him hugely. Here's something he said in his most recent book, Saving Jesus from the Church:
Indeed, a quick glance around this broken world makes it painfully obvious that we don't need more arguments on behalf of God; we need more people who live as if they are in covenant with Unconditional Love, which is our best definition of God.
These are words to live by, I would assert. They are words to help us frame to ourselves what our discipleship really means.