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Lenten Reflections – Reconciliation – Easter

April 16th, 2017 by Admin

Brian Pinter I know that it won’t be possible to achieve reconciliation with all the people I would like to.  Some are dead and gone, with others I don’t have any kind of relationship now.  I think of the old boss who was not truthful with me, or the jealous colleague who went out of… Read More

Lenten Reflections – Reconciliation – Day 46

April 15th, 2017 by Admin

Kuda Chibanda For a long while, this is how I thought about forgiveness:                Sin                                 —————————-    *   Forgiveness    =   Reconciliation Repentance (Yes, I’m a huge nerd). In my mind,… Read More

Lenten Reflections – Reconciliation – Day 45

April 14th, 2017 by Admin

Rozella Clyde What type of justice does God ask of us? Under what circumstances is forgiveness possible? The Christ Church 2017 Lenten reflections are built upon Marjorie J. Thompson, Forgiveness: A Lenten Study.  In a rather chicken/egg dilemma, in Chapter 6, Thompson examines the relationship between reconciliation and forgiveness.  At the same time, she places… Read More

Lenten Reflections – Reconciliation – Day 44

April 13th, 2017 by Admin

Bola Esho As a subscriber to the wisdom that forgiveness is freedom, I forgive easily.   Waste emotions over trivial things? No way! I guess I’ve been lucky…much of what I’ve needed to forgive has been trivial or included a heartfelt apology. Until I was not so lucky. I mean, how do you easily forgive… Read More

Lenten Reflections – Reconciliation – Day 43

April 12th, 2017 by Admin

Connie Cilley “The next stop is Reconciliation Station!” said the voice on the loud speaker… “Those were the sweetest/scariest words I had heard,” I said as I messaged Chad. Quickly he responded, “You made the journey to Reconciliation Station? What did you find there?” “Well, it all started when my friend sinned against me.” It… Read More

Lenten Reflections – Reconciliation – Day 42

April 11th, 2017 by Admin

Walter Dixon “When reconciliation seems impossible” is a far cry different from when reconciliation is impossible. Or is it? Take this story as shared with me, for example: She was found to be with child as she approached her high school graduation. She chose never to divulge the name of the father of her child. … Read More

Lenten Reflections – Reconciliation – Day 41

April 10th, 2017 by Admin

Derek Miller Reconciliation… what a great word, I wonder if it would show up on a GRE exam?  Oxford defines it as “the restoration of friendly relations.” The unspoken truth behind this word is that something had been broken.  Reconciliation is a beautiful ending for a tumultuous story.  In fact, it IS the ultimate ending… Read More

Lenten Reflections – Forgiving – Day 40

April 9th, 2017 by Admin

Kimberly Franklin There are many things we want in life including basic needs entwined with grand dreams outside of our own capabilities. One of these desires that tends to be overlooked, but imperative to living life eternal, is forgiveness. There is so much growth in understanding the act of forgiveness. It is one of the… Read More

Lenten Reflections – Forgiving – Day 39

April 8th, 2017 by Admin

Russ Woolley Throughout my life, I have considered myself to be a person who understands the practice and benefits of forgiveness. I will say, however, that perhaps at times my motives were not always clean and perhaps even confusing to myself and possibly those I forgave. I think that the true act of forgiveness might… Read More

Especially this year

April 7th, 2017 by Stephen Bauman

Seemingly, just in the knick of time, Holy Week will be our respite from national and world affairs. It arrives accompanied by images of poison-gassed children and a respondent tomahawk missile barrage, disconnected communications among world powers, and who-knows-what new developments by the time Easter comes ‘round. It occurs to me this messy, violent time provides… Read More