Advent Monday 19th December Matthew 5:23-24

 

 

Leave your gift there before the alter and go first to be reconciled to your brother or sister                     Matthew 5:24

Reconciliation and healing are vital to the disciple, but we cannot walk the way of Christ, if we have broken relationship to fix first.

The scars of family disagreements can last a lifetime and the majority are ‘internal’, so one really sees them. The healing of wounds, whether old or new is what Matthew is referring to here. Matthew’s Gospel focuses on relationships and is the most caring of the gospels. It matters to Matthew that God has the last word, not you.

So during Advent arrive at a place where you can send that email, or even better make that phone call, and in our’ arrival’, may we will find peace.

Be with me Lord this day

So I may trust your guidance

in difficult relationships

and restore brokenness to blessings   

Amen

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