Build Community

Anxious or Depressed? Free coaching:

Matthew 5:23-24. Conquering my Fears. 7 Jan 2023

Mat 5:23 So then, if you are bringing your offering to the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your offering there before the altar, go and be reconciled with your brother first, and then come back and present your offering.

How would the priests in the Catholic church feel? Would nobody have anything against them? I just can't imagine a priest who reconciles with his brother before he starts celebrating the mass.

Sure, it is easy to assume that others should reconcile. It is however not my task to judge. It is my concern to care for good relationship with my brother. Perhaps with a higher priority than celebrating mass.

The real problem is usually, that I postpone to build open and trusted contact with the persons around me. I might be concerned what they would think about me or worried that they may reject and thus hurt me.


Jesus, remind me frequently to relate to my neighbors. This is one of the hard things for me. Holy Spirit, guide me to love in joyful ways.

Self Evaluation

It is easier to blame others that to reach out myself to the people from whom I am separated.


Feedback: Dislike Improve Like  e-mail