Reflections for January 4, 2015

Jeremiah 31:7–14

The change in us, which comes because we become acquainted with the One whom God sent at Christmas, brings about a change in our approach to others. If we give it a chance, new forgiveness, respect, and compassion on our part are often met with the same from those we might see as opponents or enemies. We find ourselves reconciled and present to one another in genuine community.

 

This week seek out someone “[you] so foolishly think [your] enemy” (from Quaker spiritual teacher Douglas Steere) and make genuine efforts to listen and understand them and find places of common ground. Make an effort to come to a place of reconciliation and, if possible, unity.

 

 

Seasons of the SpiritTM Wood Lake Publishing.

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