In today's Gospel, Jesus instructs us to look at our relationships with others and, if there is one relationship that is out of kilter, to heal it before approaching the altar. I wonder how many of us think about this saying of Jesus before bringing ourselves to the altar. I can truthfully say that is not my focus when I am in church or in the chapel. But maybe I can ask the Lord to help me to be more mindful of others and to put my house in order before I go and ask Him to forgive me for my sins. If I want to be forgiven, I must be willing to do the same for others.
Have a wonderful weekend and be kind to each other in a world that doesn't always value kindness.
KM Donohue, OSU