What Is the Cost of Community? (Matthew 18:15-20)
But if I trusted that people love me enough to tell me the truth—even though that’s sometimes hard to hear—that would be something to be a part of, wouldn’t it?
Wouldn’t we all love to be part of a community where trust was the defining characteristic—where I could be who I really am, without fear that my honesty about myself would be thrown back in my face, without fear that someone was hatching a plan to shame me or run me out?
What would it be like to be part of a community where each sheep is important enough to God (and to the rest of the flock) not to be left behind?