I am not unaware of the frailty of human nature.  I ask only that, while we may, at times, limp and stumble along – as happens even to the most mature more often than anyone would wish – we should, nevertheless, continue to judge and value each other as Christians.  But on one condition: that those who stumble and trip up should not depart from the way of the Lord and that no amount of stumbling should bring them to a complete halt.  They should always struggle to their feet and try consciously to overcome whatever hinders their advance.  Although they may totter and tremble, they should never lose heart.  Supposing they fall, they should pick themselves up so that, at the end, nothing may stop them pressing forward or looking toward the kingdom of God, which is their proper goal. – John Calvin (1509-1564)

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