Learning to live, holding our past and present lives together as sinner and saint.
If we forget where we came from, where we were when Christ found us, our perspective will be a religious one. It will do more harm than good. It is the twists in people's lives caused by hurt, rejection, unworthiness, shame, guilt, fear and ultimately, separation from the One who brings meaning to life that people are struggling under.
In his compassion he made a way for us all to find our way out. Compassion is what the world needs. We have the privilege of being the ones that carry the message of reconciliation to them by caring for them and loving them as he did.
Punitive measures aren't solving any of our problems and never have.