Reconciliation is forgiveness in action. (Sue Knight, pastor’s wife)
Do you have a broken relationship that needs to be restored? Has someone hurt you and you just can’t get over it? Do you find it hard to forgive and forget or forgive and move on, as some might advise? Knight suggests that “Forgiveness is the prelude to reconciliation.” So, it begins with you and a heart that wants to restore a broken relationship.
If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:23-25)