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Started by cra2, August 05, 2009, 10:45:18 AM
Quote from: cra2 on August 06, 2009, 08:24:27 AMI figured that sort of problem only came up if the Steward was incompetent or corrupt.(which I assumed would be a rarity, not the norm - else, the Faith would need to re-think how it selects Stewards)
Quote from: cra2 on August 06, 2009, 08:24:27 AMHaving armed men in conflict with each over vague roles just leads to pride and anger and resentment.
Quote from: lumpley on August 06, 2009, 11:44:55 AMStewards are preachers, yes. Pastors. They're responsible for the well-being of the individuals and families in their congregations, as individuals and families. They're responsible for the sinner's well-being just as much as for his victims'. That means calling the sinner to repentance, not murdering him for the good of all. If the sinner won't repent, the Steward's job is to nevertheless keep working with him. (See pages 44-45 for an example.)One of my favorite lines for a Steward to say, when the Dogs give him grief about the state of his congregation, is this: "Dog, if God allowed me to gun my own parishioners down in the street, He wouldn't need you."-Vincent