Initiative in Making Peace

If, then, you are bringing your gift to the altar and there you remember that your brother has something against you,  leave your gift there in front of the altar, and go away. First make your peace with your brother, and then come back and offer your gift.
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Consider, for example, Jesus’ advice on settling personal differences. He said: “If, then, you are bringing your gift to the altar and you there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar, and go away; first make your peace with your brother, and then, when you have come back, offer up your gift.”  Taking the initiative in making peace with others takes first priority—even over performing a religious duty, such as presenting gifts on the temple altar in Jerusalem as required by the Mosaic Law. Otherwise, acts of worship are unacceptable to God. Jesus’ advice is as practical today as it was centuries ago.

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~ by DJ Camstar on 30/04/2015.

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