JANUARY 19

BE RECONCILED TO YOUR BROTHER

Matthew 5:23-24 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother then come and offer your gift.

The village seamstress, Miss Eula, had an apprentice who was learning to sew. Miss Eula was a godly woman who directed the congregational singing and taught Sunday school.

One night, her apprentice ran away and eloped with a “pagan.” Miss Eula’s brother, a taxi driver and notorious troublemaker in the village, had assisted the apprentice to run away.

Miss Eula confronted her brother, who became angry and beat her up, knocking out several teeth.

She could have taken her brother to the court and demanded an amount that equaled three times her medical expenses. As a Christian witness she decided to forgive her brother and not take him to the judge, but asked him to pay for her medical treatments.

Lord Jesus, help us always be at peace with our brothers even at the risk of personal hardship.

 

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About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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