Statement to live by

The statement to live by for week commencing 29th October is:

I try to stand up for myself and others without hurting others.

The way we treat each other is very important.  Just because we are bigger than someone else or feel we are more powerful than them doesn’t mean we can have our own way, especially if that means making someone else unhappy.  We all have a responsibility to be big enough and strong enough to respond to the needs of others

My brothers and sisters, if someone is caught doing something wrong, those of you who know better should set them right.  But you must do it in a gentle way.  And keep an eye on yourselves, so that you will not be tempted, too.  Help to carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will obey the law of Jesus.