I have heard it said that you hurt the ones you love the most. This happens for many reasons, but I believe a large reason is because of the expectation of forgiveness we look for in friends and fellow church members. Often I believe we look to them and expect church people to overlook our bad behavior because of their obligation through God’s Word. Paul stresses the opposite of this in Romans 14 when he writes to the church that they are to refrain from any behavior that their conscience even hints would lead someone else astray. . . Believe me when I say that I am one of the first to be outraged by the oversensitivity of my generation and the one that follows it. But, there is something to be said for one Christian seeking the better of another even to our own inconvenience. Let the words of Romans 14 dwell richly in you today as you look at those around you with affectionate hearts of love.
In Christ, Bro. Les