When the cross shapes your relationships
Good questions in thinking through how far the gospel has penetrated into your relationships with other people.
When the Cross shapes my relationships, I respond to the sin and weakness of others with grace. Do you hold people to higher standards than you hold yourself? Do you tend to forget you are a sinner, while remembering that others are? Do you fail to overlook minor offenses? Do you spend more time catching people doing wrong than doing right? Do people feel accepted and loved by you, or criticized and judged? How do you tend to respond to the weaknesses, sins, and failures of those around you? (Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp, How People Change, p.192)