Ministry of Reconciliation

As a Christian, how can you be comfortable going to church, serving in a ministry position and offering worship unto God knowing you have broken relationships with others that are partially your fault.

Some of you may say, “Well, my heart is clear. So if they have an issue with me, that’s not my problem. That’s on them.”

How can you even think that way in your heart? You may believe you’re good, but if you know the other person is hurt or offended by something they perceive you’ve said or done to them, how could you not have the heart to attempt to reconcile with them? In many cases, the tension can be squashed and healing can be administered by you simply humbling yourself and offering an apology.

Even if you don’t think you did anything wrong or that there isn’t anything to apologize for, it doesn’t matter. If the other person is wounded, that’s enough of a reason to say sorry. It’s more about walking in love and saving the relationship than it’s about being right. Coming to a truce can prevent matters from becoming worse.

Romans 12:18

If it is possible on your part, live at peace with everyone.

Matthew 5:23-25

If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Reconcile quickly with your adversary, while you are still on the way to court. Otherwise, he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.

Ephesians 4:3

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

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