From my understanding, the right thing to do when you are angry with someone is to try and reconcile with them. But an undertaking like this requires some foresight. What if our attempts to reconcile are unsuccessful? When should one stop trying to reconcile? I would appreciate any feedback that helps improve my judgment in these scenarios. It would be helpful to know how to think and judge a situation where my attempts at reconciliation fall short. I would also appreciate any references to the Bible or the Catechism that touch on this subject.
I’m basing this line of thought on Matthew 5:22-24.
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.
Matthew 5:22-24 NIV