Recently, someone asked me “Why is this church so wonderful and caring?” I do think it is because we stress being a Matthew 18:15-17 church which guides us to healthy relationships:
- Pray for help with your relationships, and self-awareness on your part in any problem.
- Resist gossip. Last Sunday everyone laughed when I said. “When you are tempted to gossip, breath through your nose, because you can’t do that and talk at the same time.”
For the rest of the steps see Matthew 18:15-17, but the WHOLE chapter has a lot to say about forgiveness.
We are not perfect, but we are forgiven, and we can forgive others. We are all growing – hurray! Our love can be seen in realizing that a church is “a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints”.
With our Savior’s help we can heal, grow, forgive, and have fun as we love God and serve others.
Grace and Peace,