Season after Pentecost (Proper 18 [23]): The Gospel Passage – When a member is lost and does not wish to return

If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one.” (Matthew 18:15)

A quiet word, a believer to believer embrace, maybe even a tear of joy; it is part of being in community that things will happen. It does not need to be advertised and announced from the pulpit. If private and quiet reconciliations can happen in the secular world, how much so should they happen in circle of faiths .  .  .

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