It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Chapter 3, Page 23, Book 13

The language of flowers: if you need to reconcile with someone, lily-of-the-valley proclaims, let's make up.



The action of reconciling : the state of being reconciled

to restore to friendship or harmony. to settle, to resolve

During Lent I always follow an on line devotional and this past week they focused on reconciliation. So for my word today I'm sharing some of the thoughts from this devotional.

Reconciliation is nothing short of a miracle. Reconciliation preserves a relationship that could have just as easily been flung aside. Reconciliation is always a good reason for celebration. It is life-giving.

The first step in reconciliation is letting go of the past. The more we hold on to the way we think things should have been, the less likely we are to see the opportunity emerging for a brand new way

No matter how bad it has been, there is always an opportunity to turn our failures into success, especially if we can learn from our mistakes and grow in wisdom.

Those who refuse to seek reconciliation starve themselves, but those who freely offer forgiveness give the best gift.

Love makes the difference.


jack69 said...

This is one of the hard words. Although very good and extremely necessary for healthy relationships, it is so hard for some humans.
Good entry, I know folks who would have much better life if they would read this.
((HUGS)) they predict heavy rains, not here yet. But cool for this time of year.


I have a relationship with a family member that needs reconciliation, but she refuses to work towards that. So sad that I am willing to forgive and she is not.