Monday, May 16, 2005

The Difference...

Lately, I've been wrestling with the idea of holding brothers and sisters in Christ accountable. I feel like as of late, people who are in need of being held accountable accuse their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ of being judgmental. Is it because they already feel guilt for what they are doing? Is it because they are so in denial that what they are doing is wrong? Is it because they've strayed from God, so keeping them accountable doesn't really matter to them? Is it that they are screaming for help, but are having trouble accepting it?

I just don't know how to handle this situation. God calls us as brothers and sisters in Christ to hold each other accountable. Is the reason this is so hard because sin is so offensive? If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please feel free to comment. I am seriously wrestling with how to do the right thing, when it is causing others to feel judged. I know that in holding others accountable my heart needs to be in the right place, but how do you convince those that need to reevaluate something in their life that you are talking to them because you love them, not simply because you're trying to be an all mighty finger pointing Christian?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's a significant difference between expressing concern and passing judgement.