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How to Correct Others

November 22, 2010 Length: 1:01

St. John Climacus on the best way to confront another person.

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Let’s say you see someone with a serious problem that you need to address. How do you go about it?

St. John Climacus says,

If you want, or rather intend, to take a splinter out of another person, then do not hack at it with a stick instead of a lancet, for you will only drive it in deeper. And this is a stick—rude speech and rough gestures. And this is a lancet—tempered instruction and patient reprimand. ‘Reprove,’ says the Apostle, ‘rebuke, exhort,’ but he did not say ‘beat’ (2 Timothy 4:2). And if even this is required, do it rarely, and not with your own hand.


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