My little children, I am writing so you may not sin.
1 John 2:1a
John is softly and thoughtfully telling believers not so sin. He does not scold them into submitting to Christ. Jesus never forced people to follow Him. Every conversation Christ had with others offered an opportunity for people to believe, or not. We must seek to love others into goodness. Our day to day interactions matter. “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1). Do you speak softly and thoughtfully?
Pray to speak with love.