I'm a Christian. I really do strive to let Jesus' light shine through me, but I fail on a daily basis. One of the major ways I fail, is with people. Whether it's someone whose family or a friend, or just a person. Relationships are hard. I get in fights with family and friends whom I love. I hurt other people I come across who I strive to love with the love of Christ. I've wronged a multitude of people over my life thus far. I hate it. Not only because it's wrong, but because I personally know how much words especially, can hurt. I've experienced it.
Matthew 5: 23-24 says: " Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the alter and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift in front of the alter. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift."
To me this says that we should always workout the problems we have with people. We shouldn't wait. Not even to worship God.
I can't do anymore than sincerely ask for forgiveness, put a stop to what I've done. I make a point to do that. I'm not always as quick as I should be, to admit that I was wrong, but when I've made a mistake, I always do it. Eventually at least. I'm working on getting better.
Hearing the word of the Lord isn't a license to hurt people. Even if I don't intend to hurt, it's still not right. I'm sorry. To anyone I've hurt. It's important to me that I'm as right with people as I possibly can be. It's Christ in me.