Monday, February 26, 2007

Am I My Brother's or Sister's Keeper?

Hello, everyone, I have a request for your opinion on something that I have been thinking about.

When someone tells you that they have done something that is spiritually detrimental, how do you handle it? Do you immediately call them on it or do you let them know you love them and aren't judging them and leave it to them to deal with? For sake of discussion, we will say this person is an adult and not used in the ministry of their local assembly. Should you get into a discussion with them and try to make them see the error of their way? How far do you push?

I don't want this person to continue making the same choices and reap the repercussions of their actions. I also want to know how responsible I am for my brothers and sisters in the Lord. I know that it is important for me to hold them up in prayer and I am doing that, but is that enough?