Often we try to deal with our offenses on our own — just between us and God. But God tells us that if we’ve caused an offense, we need to pursue the one we’ve offended to make it right. God designed us to function in harmony together. If one part of your body is out of alignment, your whole body has trouble functioning. While this is true of our physical bodies, we often forget it is true of us as the Body of Christ!
The foundation for being reconciled to our brother is realizing that God has reconciled us to Himself through Christ. God desires to be one with mankind! It is only when we understand the value of this that we can grasp the full weight of being reconciled to each other. God’s desire is that we not only enter into reconciliation with Him, but that we also become channels of it!