Be Careful Who You Rebuke
The clergyman was disturbed during a sermon by some noisy people. He did not scold or manifest any sign of anger. “I am always reluctant,” he said quietly, “to expose those who misbehave during services, because of an experience I had some years ago. A young man who sat in front of me was laughing and making grimaces. I was annoyed and rebuked him severely. Later I was told that I had made a grave mistake. The man I had reproved was “mentally disturbed.” The noise making subsided. (Unknown Source).