04/25 1 Thessalonians 2:6-7
As for praise, we have never asked for it from you or anyone else. 7 As apostles of Christ we certainly had a right to make some demands of you, but we were as gentle among you as a mother feeding and caring for her own children.
When we minister with New Christians we are responsible for their well being. Mature Christians never demand their way, are not puffed up nor self centered. They deal with them out of love caring for them as if they were precious little children. We are responsible for our brother/sister and as a mature Christian we often have to put ourselves second or third.