Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently (Galatians 6:1).
You know how when a person has a dislocated shoulder on TV someone grabs their arm and practically rips it out of the socket to reset the joint?
It’s not like that.
Nor is it like old-school CPR, where you beat the snot out of the person’s chest to get their heart beating. It’s not even like ripping the bandage off and taking half their arm hair with it.
No, it’s more like when the Lord appeared to Elijah–not in the tempest, not in the earthquake, not in the fire, but in the gentle whisper.
You don’t have to scream to be heard. You don’t have to beat them over the head with their sin to show them they’ve fallen. You don’t have to chest-punch them to touch their heart. The Holy Spirit can do just fine without your theatrics and need for vindication.
Remember, you’re on the rescue squad, not the demolitions squad.
Happy Monday, Beloved.