Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Between you and him alone!

"If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone."
Matthew 18:15

This instruction is so clear and logical and yet, it often seems we're inclined to tell everyone BUT the actual person who hurts us, don't we? Instead of going to the person, we avoid that confrontation and gather support for our side with others.  Clearly, the right thing to do is to take it up first with the person we feel hurt us and them alone. There is no need to involve anyone else at all, at this point!  Lord, please help and guide us in our relationships with one another. The Gospels give us such wonderful guidelines, but we often get too tangled up in our feelings and emotions to act as you urge us to act.  Today, and everyday, help us to treat each other with love and respect, compassion and care.  Love, heidi

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