Our Weekly Thought - September 4-10, 2017

In Matthew 18:15-17, it seems that Where 2 or 3 are gathered in Jesus' name, there will be an argument. People with differing religious views can make someone with an alternate view into an enemy. Jesus has an alternate solution. At the end of this section, Jesus says to treat the stubborn member like a tax collector or Gentile. Folks assume that means to ostracize them. Yet Jesus often treated those kinds of people with deference, compassion, and grace. Is that what Jesus meant?