“Come to Terms…with your Accuser”
We who are citizens of the kingdom of heaven still have to live in the real world and in that real world relationships can become frazzled and damaged and even broken.
Sometimes we do not deserve the anger felt toward us or the accusations brought against us—but sometimes we do.
O Lord, when we do deserve them, give us the strength of character to acknowledge our fault and to embrace our responsibility. Then, inspire us to take steps to make things right with the one or ones whom we have wronged. May our motives in taking such action be driven by a desire to be faithful to who you are, to who we are in you, and to who our fellow people are to us because of you.
“Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.” (Matthew 5:25-26)