GOD PAUSE: God has lovingly put you and me in a community of faith. And that gives us such a strong reality of belonging. And it also gives us the reality that we are our brother's keeper. I was just reading in Galatians 6:1 that says “If anyone is caught in any sin, you who are spiritual --- that is, you who are responsive to the guidance of the Spirit --- are to restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness, not with a sense of superiority or self-righteousness,” Dear Papa, far too often the Christian army shoots its own wounded. You have called us to reach out and restore a fallen soldier. We need to keep our critical comments to ourselves. And help us to put the fallen one back on the right path again. We may need that very compassion before the day is out. Amen and Amen.
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