How are we representing the Lord we claim to love and serve when we engage with others?
As adults, and more importantly as Christians, we ought not employ such immature tactics as guilt by association.
We all have a time in our life that we wish we could do over. But we aren't always promised a second or third or twentieth chance. How can we learn from this?
I expect to confront an element of deceit in the secular workplace or marketplace, but I do not expect to find it among my brethren or hear it from the pulpit.
Accusing someone of wrongdoing is serious. We must be certain of the truth and basis of our allegations before we verbalize them. And one lesson I've learned is that speculation is an extremely poor foundation for accusations.
In the corporate world, we often rally a team at the conclusion of a big project and share lessons learned. But why don't we do this across all areas of our lives?