Even if you hang around someone who thinks it isn’t wrong to steal from their parents (no better than a common thief), correct them, and afterward they will appreciate it more than flattery.
Be alert. If you see your friend going wrong, correct him. If he responds, forgive him. Even if it’s personal against you and repeated seven times through the day, and seven times he says, ‘I’m sorry, I won’t do it again,’ forgive him.
(Matthew 17:3-4 MSG)