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Amy Sherman writes that before we can do the work of Kingdom-foretaste-bringing effectively, we need to be certain kinds of people. Without the right character, our work to promote the common good may actually bring harm. It may become an exercise of privilege and paternalism; something faddish rather than enduring and prideful instead of faithful. As believers in the living God we need to keep focused on the caller, cultivate responsiveness, engage in community, understand our belonging, and cultivate a sense of being before doing.