Offering his gift at the massive altar in the heart of the magnificent Jerusalem temple presented the most thrilling and precious liturgical moment in the life of any Judean. Nevertheless, Jesus instructs his disciples (and us) that before
making your offering, go first to heal any hostility you experience with any other person. Our celebration of Eucharist is important, but, according to Jesus, the way we live carries greater import. Thus, church on Sunday calls us to celebrate our Godly life, and then go live it. This Sunday, I will be at Eucharist, but it will serve more as a generator charging my activity after I depart. Do you have someone who disturbs you? How about healing that relationship, and then celebrating your Christly reconciliation next Sunday at Eucharist?