Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Fraternal Correction, Part One
To correct another person is one of the most challenging aspects of being a mature believer in God. But we must learn to speak up if we are to practice true charity. Certainly, few people would let their infants place their fingers in an electrical socket, fearing that warning the child might damage their sensitive natures. God may have chosen us to be the instruments of someone’s conversion. Of course, key to successful fraternal correction is that it be motivated by charity- the love of God- and be done in a gentle manner. Another key is that we open our hearts to receive correction as well. Humility gives more power to our words.