Jesus challenges us to live a real life, versus a fake spiritual one. God commands us to love one another. How can we pretend to worship God (love Him) if things aren’t right with a friend or a loved one?
God’s goal is for us to love. Love takes the initiative when we know things aren’t right. Maybe we think we are really right and that the other person is treating us unfairly. That doesn’t matter. Our job is to love. Our mission is to make things right.
Jesus challenges us to make things right. That is always the first order of business. Then we can worship. Right relationships with others leads to a right relationship with God, our Father.
“If you enter your place of worship and you suddenly remember a grudge a friend has against you leave immediately, go to this friend and make things right.” ~~Jesus (Matthew 5 The Message)