Read Matthew 5 today.

This chapter is part of what is referred to as the Sermon on the Mount. It includes Jesus’ ethical teachings that challenged the people then, and still challenge us today. I wonder what Jesus would have to say about the anger present in many of our posts to social media?
The whole ‘go and be reconciled with that person’ approach (verse 24) has always been difficult. One might hope our technological advances would enable us to make reconciliation easier. Instead, it seems to make expressing our anger easier. I cannot choose for anyone else, but I hope a spirit of reconciliation is present in everything I say and do today.
Matthew 5:21-26 NLT
“You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’ [22] But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.
[23] “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, [24] leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.
[25] “When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison. [26] And if that happens, you surely won’t be free again until you have paid the last penny.