We must set clear boundaries, as Scripture teaches, for dealing with people who do not repent. But we must also learn to stop needing to punish people who do repent.
I’m not saying that we give them a ‘get out of jail free’ card. But instead of punishing them, we call people to walk in their higher identity and responsibility as children of the light rather than crushing them even further into the life of a sinner.
Culture of Honor, Destiny Image, 2009, 113