Adult Bullying: Segregated by Flaws
You see all over the internet how adults want to stop younger people from bullying each other at school, while at the same time refusing to acknowledge that those who have fallen short of their standards are silently excluded from their lives. Let us not forget, that if you have ever professed Christianity at some point in your life, you too have stood before the judgement seat of Christ and begged for mercy. Therefore, a subconscious withholding of our friendship from those who have offended us is just a passive-aggressive alternative to bullying someone into despair. The same effect is achieved without ruining our public image. It’s the adult version of bullying.
The best gift that Christ gave believers is the ability to give our offenders a second chance. Reach out to those who are difficult in your eyes—touch the untouchable. When God exposes someone else’s weaknesses to you, be a good steward of this knowledge and help them recover. It’s not good for the Gospel if both of you fail.
“To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.” – 1 Corinthians 9:22