Our role is to be wise, yet gentle. Wisdom begins by understanding the core statements of this passage - and either accepting Jesus as who he said he was - or literally discarding him as a lunatic. Reading his own words, there is not middle ground on this regardless of the good the church has accomplished. Either he is the sole path to God and is keeping us from Hell, or He is an ego-centered person who was politically unskilled, and murdered for it. Either the church has changed the world for good under the influence of a real Holy Spirit, or people harnessed together choosing to do good and God has nothing to do with it.