So if you are offering your gift at the altar and remember there that another believer has something against you, leave your gift at the altar. First go away and make peace with that person. Then come back and offer your gift. –Matthew 5:23-24
The gift of forgiveness may be the greatest gift you give or receive this year. Releasing a grudge, letting go of a hurt, saying Im sorry relieves a burden that otherwise, only grows heavier with time. A heart that cannot forgive, is a life separated from God. We are forgiven by His grace, to enable us to extend that same measure of grace to others.
Before you offer your gifts to God this Christmas, offer your forgiveness to others so that your heart is worthy to kneel before the Christ who gave His all to forgive us all.