| Matthew 5: 20-26
Jesus said to his disciples: "I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.
"You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment. But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, 'Raqa,' will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, "You fool," will be liable to fiery Gehenna. Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Settle with your opponent quickly while on the way to court with him. Otherwise your opponent will hand you over to the judge, and the judge will hand you over to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Amen, I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny."
Today's prayer intention - for those who are in surgery or have recently been in surgery.
"I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God." - the Confiteor
As someone who works independently serving multiple customers, I forget things. My day is normally spend looking at what client needs what when. When I don't have as many projects going, I feel like I have a better handle on things. When there are a lot of projects going, it's hard to manage.
If a website goes down, that normally becomes a priority. I can't delay on that, especially if a company relies on a website being live to get revenue.
I wonder why people aren't seen as important. Why isn't it important to be reconciled when a relationship "goes down"? If a website were to go down, I normally have to drop what I'm doing and pull it up. If I hurt someone, there are a ton of excuses that I can come up with to push reconciliation further down the priority chart.
To God, the way we relate to others is so important that He calls us to leave our gift at the altar if we have done something to fracture that relationship.
Now, I am not saying that I shouldn't bring a website back up if it has gone down. Instead, Christ invites us to see that our relationships are important ... important enough if we are going to have a relationship with Our God Who invites us into communion with Him.
Take care and God Bless.