Read Galatians 6
When I was in college, I was caught with a friend in the women’s dorm after curfew. They told me I’d be lucky if I didn’t get kicked out of school. I was mortified. I was living in Arkansas, and I had moved from my biological father’s house to the dorms, I did not want to crawl back begging for a place to live.
When my hearing came, I was afraid. My friend was questioned, then given community service and allowed to leave. I was banned from the girls’ dorms for a year.
I was distraught. I had got into serious trouble. I went to the campus ministry and spoke with the campus minister there. He explained that there were consequences to actions, and that he was there if I need anything.
He meant it, he gave me rides all over town. He talked to me when I needed it. I attended every meeting there and he made me feel welcome. He restored me, by displaying his love for God and through his direction, which was all based in The Bible.
He displayed to me what being a follower of Christ means. He sacrificed his time, displayed patience, and he loved me.
“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.” – Galatians 6:1-5