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I like your answer Benedict. However I think letting someone know that you disapprove of their actions is alot easier in the context of parent to child. I am a mom and don’t have that much problem guiding the behaviours of my children—-but when I go outside those parameters with other people I feel so patronizing, condescending , and sef-righteous—-even though my intention is to help a person walk more with Jesus than on the rocky path. I have said before I hold back on my activism for the Lord for that very reason.

I guess I try to show compassion to the sinner, and hope that all my other behaviors are a witness to Christian life- But I still get stuck as Jon relates-how do you point out that you do not approve of the sin?