Wouldn’t life be so much better if we could all live in peace and happiness? But relationships are not like that. Even the most secure and safe nuclear families – individuals raised in the same household, for whom love may be given – have challenges with one another. The church is the same. In the face of this, Matthew gives us some practical steps to follow. Only when we experience the new life of the resurrection will every tear be wiped away, and relationships restored. Until that time, we doe the best we can, motivated by love and guided by the wisdom of Christ.