Saturday, March 24, 2007
"I just want to be reconciled with you; will you pray for that?" Do you know what reconciliation means? Have you thougth of what it really entails? It is not simple or cheap. It is not an "I'm sorry" or "I forgive you." Not words alone. It cannot turn back to how things were before. It demands repentance--change in direction, not the same old path. Reconciliation between us requires grace and understanding, along with action and change. Reconciliation cannot truly take place if we simply return to old habits. It is profound and powerful. So let us be reconciled, if you desire--you do your part and I'll do mine. Two souls marching forward. Neither of us can move forward if we continue to hold to misconceptions, misinformation, prejudices, or hate from the past. We must clear a path down which we can walk toward greater connection and wholeness in ourselves and with one another.