Thanks be to God these days we do not get (yet) incarcerated , but the everyday fallibilities, sins can frequently , severely restrict the freedom of all us !That is why there is a great need for the sincere brotherly admonition -like the one that Jesus also encourages us to do . 15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.”Matthew 18, 15-17
I am not naive , I am aware that one is small , weak , fallible , I also know ,that I also am stumbling on the way from nothing towards Infinity ! In my life so far , who lovingly told me my faults looking into my eyes and warned me with brotherly strictness , I included into my prayers , because a really good gardener is weeding his flowers ! That is why I ask you humbly this day , that by telling my faults into my face , trustingly admonish me , help me to break my chains that hinder me in my progress towards God ! Yes , I encourage you that with infinite tactfulness to address each other privately and lets help to break lovingly , but with relentless determination the chains holding us back from our soaring towards heaven ! Lets present each other with prayerful love with the freedom worthy of the Children of God !
translated by dr k.e.