Today we find our hero (Calvin of Bill Watterson's Calvin & Hobbes) making a grave mistake.
Sadly, an attempt to remedy the situation doesn't mitigate his teammates' wrath.
There are two ways to go with this:
1. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Just as Calvin felt proud of his accomplishment in getting the out, there are times when a person thinks they're doing a good thing when it's really a score for "the other side." Case in point: thinking you're taking a stand for righteousness when what you're really accomplishing is the continuation of a people-hating, Bible-thumping stereotype that has never drawn anyone into the Kingdom.
2. What kind of army kills its wounded? Calvin's teammates could have turned this into a teachable moment and help mold Calvin into a productive member of the team. Instead, they condemned and rejected him. Kind of like blogging about Bible-thumpers.
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Truth is...We've all stood on both sides of this equation and are equally dependent on the grace of God.