Have you rebuked sarcastically by your friend in public?

May 21, 2007 11:57am CST
As a christian I usually rebuked my friend to show I really care for them, but I do it in private just between of us, it is really embarrassing for them to do it in public because I experienced this before and God forgive me for I avoided her for a year, How about you? how would you handle it?
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@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
yeah i experienced that too. my friend said so many humiliating things in public. but since we were in public place with people we don't know and get the chance to meet again in our lives i was able to forgive my friend. but it that happened in front of my neighbors and neighborhood where people know me then i will be so ashamed to live in my place. the i will have difficulty to forgive a friend.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
9 May 08
I am a christian but I do not preach at others. I hate being preached at and consider that the job of my minister not a fellow church member. What gave you the right to preach at your friend? Did he or she ask to be preached at? You can care for your friends without preaching at them. What right do you have monitoring their religion anyway? A friend who wants this may be one thing but most people do not like being given a sermon. that is what we go to church for
@Logos_1 (52)
• United States
11 Jun 07
It is better to rebuke privately first. If it doesn't work, add a few more of friends, and confront him in a friendly manner. He will definately change. If he doesn't change still- consider him as pagan. Which means you are prolonging your responsiblity to bring him back. You never give up.
@g3n3j0rd (721)
• Philippines
22 May 07
As much as possible I don't rebuke people for I don't feel comfortable confronting people. If they have offended me or have done something wrong, I would let it pass if it's not too aggravating. I might use other people to communicate what I feel. Only when it is really necessary that I confront or rebuke somebody.