Unfortunately, the Church has been influenced by the world (in regards to authenticity) more than the world has been influenced by the Church.
Paul (when answering this question) didn't beat around the bush...
He was practical and concrete--
LOVE OTHERS SINCERELY (Romans 12: 9-13)
-Hate what is evil
-Serve the Lord
-Rejoice with hope
-Care for fellow believers
LOVE OTHERS GRACIOUSLY (Romans 12: 14-16)
-Be kind in what you say
-Be kind in what you do
-Be kind in how you think
LIVE WITH OTHERS PEACEABLY (Romans 12: 17-21)
-Always do the good thing
-Always trust the good God
-Always pursue the Good end
How can you love others sincerely, love others graciously and live with others peaceably this week?
Is that your focus as you wake up each day?
I believe this is the number 1 reason people hate the Church and Christianity...
because this does not describe the majority of Christians or Churches.
It's time we show the world REALNESS!