I think Christians sometime forget that our core is grounded in faith, hope, and charity(love). I know I do. We get caught up in dogma, judgment, sin, and exclusivity when our basic message is faith, hope, and charity and the greatest of these is charity (love).
Every person and every group deserves an attitude of charity, and we should constantly be searching for connections not differences.
What should we strive for in ourselves and our leaders? Courage, Wisdom, Gratitude, and an understanding of our commonality with all others.
Growing up my coaches had one thing in common. Every now and then they brought our team back to the basics. Every now and then we need to do the same. Faith, Hope, and Charity.