Is it sinful to ridicule someone? If so, do I have a charitable obligation to correct the sinner, and does that obligation extend situations in which I am being ridiculed, and a sinner is in need of correction?ridicule:
- noun: language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
- noun: the act of deriding or treating with contempt
- verb: subject to laughter or ridicule
Of course, what is important is how you go about it. Try not to present yourself as above or better than the other person. You certainly should not get angry with them (cf. Mt 5:22; for righteous indignation, go here). Instead, present yourself as someone who cares. Speak the truth in love (cf. Eph 4:15). Your words may fall on deaf ears and may in fact lead to further ridicule, but at least you have done your duty as a Christian.