13th June 2019

leave your offering at the altar…
go and be reconciled with your brother first.”
Matthew 5:20-26

In this reading, Jesus points out to us the importance of practising forgiveness to other people.  It can be a challenge to control our anger and practice what we pray for e.g. to love, forgive etc.  Praying helps us to be true to ourselves, our hearts, feelings, thoughts, mind and own identity.

It leads us to examine our own words, actions, and weaknesses so that we can ask Jesus for healing, humility, awareness and self-control so we do not hurt people.  Then, we can take a further step in reconciliation by surrendering ourselves to Jesus and having compassion for others.  Whom do we need to reconcile with today?  Are we aware of our own words and actions in our daily lives?