I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.
People who speak on the behalf of other people love this position because it gives them power. Power to seem innocent, power to appear as if they don't want to be in the middle of anything, and power to control both parties all at the same time. If they never bring you news that could heal the relationship they're in the middle of, then perhaps it is time to stop listening to what they are saying and look deeply at the person who keeps bringing you the news. Don't allow anyone to destroy the teachings of God which is to love everyone, especially the ones you have been separated from. Today, turn the "Monkey in the middle" away from destroying your spirit to love.