I have this deeply rooted belief that a church ought to be a safe place to land for a sinner. It ought to be the last place you would find Judgementalism and the church should be the first place where you would find understanding.
Because all of us have the potential to fail God.
Peter knew this well as he wrote this after his famous denial of Jesus
2 Peter 3:17 (ESV) You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.
But traditionally the church is known more for two things. Cannibalism
Galatians 5:15 (ESV) But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
and Cannabis usage. (Ignoring the reality of the problem)
See First Corinthians
Why can't we have a biblical balance where we care so much for the soul that when a person falls from God our goal is Restoration and not Rejection? I am not saying that we ignore the situation but we surely shouldn't shoot the person by either ignoring them because of what they have done or igniting a fire around them through gossip and here say.
If they come to us, its because they believe that we care and that we can help point them back on the right path. If they come to us, usually its because they are repentant and they are seeking restoration.
Lets give them a safe place to land. Lets not be the church that stones people, nor the church that's stoned about people.
Lets be the Church that leads them to the ROCK.
Have an Awesome day