For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, it took me a while to get, the get, out of today's reading but ultimately I was able to see that this is about being repentent or sorrowful that there is 'any' friction between myself and another person. The state of friction alone should make me feel uncomfortable enough to realize that this is not a normal state of being for my spirit. Then I thought, well wait a minute . . what if I didn't do anything to my 'brother' as indicated in the scripture below but yet the 'brother' did something to me, then wouldn't it be the brother that needs to reconcile with me and not vice versa? I understand brother (or sister) to mean anyone and everyone is our brother or sister in Your Eyes since we are all Your children.
I thought about this even further and see that not being in a state of reconciliation with anyone, much less someone I was close to should make me feel upset or have an unpleasant feeling that there was any kind of tension between us. So regardless of who caused the unpleasant situation, it is always up to each of us to settle 'our differences' with the other individual. Simply because we are Your child is all we need to know that reconciliation is always the prime place to be. Whether it is to be reconciled with a Loved one, reconciling our checkbook or to be reconciled with You . . reconciliation is a miracle in an of itself simply because it involves Love, commitment and effort. Oh what a powerful combination!
Father, I will admit, being a Christian is not the easiest thing in the world to do because the standards are so high and if it were easy then everyone would do it. It's not easy, but then again it is not hard either if I simply do the right thing. Even still, I am up for the challenge because it feels so Good to be so close to You and I choose Your Light and Your Son to direct my spiritual progression path. Thank You for this awareness and enLightenment today and everyday.
Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face, I thank You for this awareness. Amen~
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
20 I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21 "You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, 'You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.'
22 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.
23 Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you,
24 leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
25 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.
26 Amen, I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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