This letter suggests that Reconciliation begins when I view another person with fresh eyes. I give up looking at that person “from a human point of view” and instead seek to see that person through the eyes of Christ. This remembers that God is “reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them”. When I choose to set aside the sense of damage that has been inflicted on me - my injured ego – I have space to remember that God is also “entrusting the message of reconciliation to us” .
Ordinary 18 / Pentecost +1140 God’s Abundant Provision
The Scripture passage for the day is drawn from Reuben Job and Norman Shawchuck, A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and other Servants, (Nashville, The Upper Room 1983), 249.
This reflection is from my own devotional exercises for the day.