Reconciliation: The Ball Is In Your Court

Text: Matthew 5:23-26 – After Jesus teaches us how anger, contempt, and character attacks are just as severe as murder in God’s eyes, he moves on to remind us how important reconciliation is in our relationships. In the first scenario, Jesus teaches us that reconciliation is such a priority, God wants us to put our worship of him ‘on hold’ until we heal our relationship with a fellow Christian. Then Jesus teaches us that reconciliation is also a priority when it comes to our relationships with those who are not followers of Jesus. Whether we have offended someone or they have offended us, Jesus puts the ball in our court to start the process of reconciliation.