Command of Christ - Be Reconciled
"Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar,
and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother,
and then come and offer thy gift.
"Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath"
"That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members
should have the same care one for another.
And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured,
all the members rejoice with it.
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular."
(1 Corinthians 12:25-27)
"And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to
offence toward God, and toward men."
"Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."
"A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath."
"The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave
off contention, before it be meddled with."
Developing Character -
Responsibility vs. Unreliability
Responsibility is knowing and doing what God and others are expecting of me.