I have taken it upon myself lately to reexamine my approach to brethren who are wandering, indifferent or erring. It’s all fine and good to say we should have “the spirit of gentleness” (Galatians 6:1). But what does that actually look and sound like? How might I self-diagnose more effectively?
I frustrated Tracie for years over chicken and dumplings — a high-carb dish that, sadly, no longer occupies a place at the top of my requests list. (Don’t let that deter you, ladies of the church; I will break whatever dietary rules I must at your respective houses. It’s just the kind of guy I am.)
Tracie’s dumplings, you see, never suited. And she tried everything.