Reconciliation

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So much of this life we live is about reconciliation.

To be reconciled to friends, those who have wronged us or we have wronged, and ultimately, to be reconciled to Jesus Christ.

On this day, the anniversary of the senseless killing of George Floyd, I meditate on this word.

I pray conviction for what I have done in my life to break the bond of reconciliation, for our communities broken in grief and anger, and for our country divided.

I find connection with the Lectio 365 meditation this morning, as Lisa Koons is quoted…

“My hope is for racial reconciliation and equity breaking out,
not just in a single institution, but in the whole of society;
in all of its systems, structures and souls.”

With this hope spoken, I know it brings conviction upon me to act.

… if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.

Isaiah 58:10-11 NIVUK

I can do better.
I can be better at reaching out to those in need, to be kind and more generous with my time.
I can do better.

To be reconciled to Christ is the utmost gain, yet we must start with those He has placed in our lives.

We can do better.

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