“leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.”
Many of us go to church full of love for God and full of contention for some of our friends and family members.
We sit next to our spouse seething and reminding ourselves that we must behave because we are in church.
Some of us throughout the service are planning the murderous words we are going to pour out on our colleague on Monday.
But to do that is to disobey and misunderstand God. God is not impressed with our church attendance, our collection, our tithes and our inordinate praise of Him, when our hearts are full with disdain for His children.
Dear God, help me to deny myself…to deny my right to be angry, and my right for revenge. Teach me to love You and serve You honestly by loving Your creations just as I love You. Amen.