I recently lent a friend from church my copy of 24 : Season 7 – and he returned it two months later, despite me telling him that I’d like it returned within 10 working days. To make matters worse, upon closer inspection I noticed that there was some superficial damage to the box, and one of the discs was badly scratched. When I confronted my unnamed friend about this he just joked that one of his children had used it as a Frisbee! I’ve not spoken to my friend since this exchange of words as I feel anger in my heart toward him. My pastor has told me not to judge my brother in Christ too harshly, and to forgive him – but to be honest I just want to give him a darn good hiding. What would you advise me to do?
Andrew Manning, Dorset
Your pastor has already answered your question. Maybe your unnamed friend has a few mental issues that need addressing? Just let it go – but be cautious of lending him anymore of your stuff.