The following comment is inspired by Matthew 5:23-24. A alter is more than just a symbol. It s a place where the Holy Of Holies is,who is God.It is not to be taking lightly,but respected and honored.We approach the
alter to present ourselves before God,to bring gifts,having a repenting heart,and mentate and pray. When doing these things our mind should be free from junk.Jesus is teaching that when we come before God,knowing we are fighting with our brother or sister,leave
the gift at the alter,or wait,and go clear the air with our brother or sister.