Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.
Everyone is walking around seeking to be accepted and when it is found, that's where influence makes a real impact on their lives. Skin color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, intelligence, political beliefs, financial status, are often reasons why we refuse to reach out. Remember this, acceptance is not synonymous with approval, but we are called to love everyone. Does Jesus accept you even though you do things He doesn't approve of? Absolutely!!! So why would we expect others to change before we can accept them?