Correct One Another In Peace

Father was yelling at his young son. He yelled so loudly he could be heard for hundreds of feet away. His tirade was laced with the most vulgar words of his limited vocabulary.

It was disgraceful. I came very close to walking two houses down to stop him.

We read in The Didache (an ancient Christian teaching) under the heading Call to Follow the Gospel, “Furthermore, correct one another not in anger but in peace, as you find in the Gospel.”

Quick, first impression especially for Americans but maybe others–Christian person.

What picture came to mind?

Someone shouting at others with anger and emotions tending toward hate to another group?

Too often, that is true.

We convince not with anger but with peace and love.

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