Turning ups with traffics, After months of holiday at home, A feeling of Joy within oneself will be back with excitement, Not the usual chaos, Yet traffic in Calcutta resembled.
A long line of vehicles will form, In front of every traffic signal, Overwhelmed with the noise, Yet not the usual chaos feel it will be.
The passengers passing by will be excited, The roads will look some what like before, Though it will not be happy sight for others too.
It will be tough to travel in crowded bus, But there will be no other way to reach home. Everytime a taxi will drove, Plently of people will chase, Hoping for a seat, And few transport options will be there, Distancing norms becomes a joke anyway.
It is one thing to be right about a thing or a view and yet another things to make others having conflicting views be able to see that they are wrong and be willing to change their thoughts and this is where love comes in. You could be right about a matter but rebuking the other party might make him/her not listen to you or act accordingly based on your approach towards correcting him/her.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. #Proverbs15vs1
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! #Proverbs15vs23
How do we correct with love?
In order to correct with love, we must be willing to practice patience and not give ourselves to wrath or malice when our good act is turned against us or the person refuses to listen. We must also bear in mind that the reason we are correcting is not to prove our knowlegde on the matter but to make the other person come to zone of understanding that he/she is wrong but can be right.
A case study for this is the person of Apostle Paul while in Athens (#Acts17vs16-34). He discovered that the nation was full of idol worship and his goal was the bring them to the knowledge of truth, Christ. He was given the platform to speak and he started by constructively criticizing them as they worshipped what they no idea of (TO THE UNKNOWN GOD) and went further ahead to tell them about God and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many chose to not believe him when he spoke about the resurrection but some did believe.
Looking at this context, Apostle Paul could have chosen to insult their ignorance, blast them and fail to talk about Christ. Instead of focusing on their weaknesses, he chose to focus on what would become their strength if only they chose to listen and be converted.
Never forget, you correct others to bring about change, not to magnify yourself; when you choose this path, then have you chosen to correct with love.
In your desire to help others in Christ, don't go about unearthing secrets faults which could result in you falling into that very sin.
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. #Galatians6vs1
In all, our words may not be enough to cause a change of heart. Your prayers for that brother or sister will go a long way, don't relent.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. #James5vs16
19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. #James5vs19-20.
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