If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled with your brother and then come and bring your gift. Matthew 5: 23, 24
In this passage Jesus provides us with a clear and insightful passage to clearing away the obstacles we bring upon ourselves, blocking us from a truer and deeper relationship with our Creator. Our oneness with God allows us to release anybody and everybody.
As Christian metaphysicians practicing the principles of Divine Science, we can look deeper into this passage from Matthew and not see it as a punishment or judgment or an impossible task, but as freedom that is found within. The altar is the place in consciousness where we are willing to give up the lower for the higher. The gifts come from the within when we turn away from the perceived problem to the Truth that God is all in all. We offer our gifts when we turn our problems over to God trusting that they will be dealt with as they should be truly dealt with.
Letting go puts us into a state of non-blaming and freedom from what comes down the pike. Our first thoughts, our beliefs, need not be the deciding factor. We can always try again to let go of our limitations and rise above in a consciousness of absolute Truth which we call Super Consciousness or Christ Consciousness.
In this consciousness this passage from Matthew reveals that there is no reason to go through life blaming oneself or others. We can forgive those we feel have harmed us and we can forgive ourselves and make amends simply by the actions of our daily living. Free from the limited and damaging thoughts that can only fester within and make us ill, we can truly experience living in the Glory of God. Thus we allow ourselves to express in this consciousness of Absolute Love and Wellness. In prayer we can simply say, “God I want only Thee, and all is well.”
Rev. Craig M. Harris