I wrote something to Messiah’s community, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn’t welcome us. So if I do come, I will call attention to what he is doing – slandering us with wicked words. Not even content with that, he refuses to welcome the brethren, and even forbids those who want to do so – throwing them out of the community! (TLV) III John 1:9-10
Nosh: Sometimes, evil and wrongdoing must be courageously confronted. As in the case of Diotrephes, it may be the only way to constructively and permanently remedy a bad situation. Avoidance will only encourage wrongful conduct and increase the amount of harm done to oneself and others.