Sister Kathryn’s welcome message focuses on Psalm 37 and a God who acts, as we act in accord with His will.
Are you a Christian, or do you try to do Christian things? Your ability to listen to others and honestly consider their perspective, without getting angry, will shed great light on this question. You may say, “Irritability is a small sin. Everyone gets angry,” but will you be allowed to enter heaven like that? This distinction between gospel and legal religion will ultimately determine whether we obey God from hearts purified by faith and love, or whether we are hypocrites whom God will cut in half on the day of judgment.