2 Corinthians 5:16-19 (CEV)
We are careful not to judge people by what they seem to be, though we once judged Christ in that way. Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new. God has done it all! He sent Christ to make peace between himself and us, and he has given us the work of making peace between himself and others. What we mean is that God was in Christ, offering peace and forgiveness to the people of this world. And he has given us the work of sharing his message about peace.
2 Corinthians 6:2 (CEV)
In the Scriptures God says, "When the time came, I listened to you, and when you needed help, I came to save you." That time has come.