*You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. *
([RIGHT][/RIGHT]Matthew 5:21-26 ESV)
I have recently begun RCIA and went to my first mass today. It was a good experience. I was filled with the peace of God in an extraordinary way. My question regards relations with my previous church. I don't know if I have left the church in good standing or not. Part of me says that I should return and make sure that everything is squared away before moving on. What would this process look like? How would I know that I was fully reconciled to my brother (the church leadership) before moving on to offer my gift at the altar (entrance into the Catholic Church)?