Pentecost 14 sermon, Matthew 18:15-17, Ezekiel 33:7-11
Jesus welcomes sinners. Sinners get together and sin against each other. When this happens Jesus directs the concern of his followers NOT to the sin that was committed, what it was exactly, or how egregious it was. Jesus does not direct our concern to our pain and how to cope with it. Jesus directs our attention to taking the initiative in restoring the brother or sister. Jesus offers no process for rejection.