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I love this verse!!!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a
huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every
weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us
up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. (1)
I love how the Orthodox churches have this as a part of their churches. That reminder that we do have the cloud of witnesses.
I also really like verse 14: Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.
Sometimes it's a lot of work to live at peace with people.