Perhaps Paul ought to have put a disclaimer in this part of his letter. But, he didn’t. He simply expected the Colossians to be so securely tethered to Jesus that what they said and how they conducted themselves would be like Jesus. He expected the Colossians to act with integrity.
Has the Church lost its ability to hold one another accountable? Perhaps a more pertinent question would be, has the Church forgotten how to disciple?
When we choose to be discipled and to disciple we build relationships that give us the freedom of accountability because we have taken the time to be transparent with one another and to build trust. There isn’t any room for feeling offended.
Then we can go and make disciples of all the nations. Because that’s what Jesus expects us to do.
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