It's a tough word. It's tougher than tough when you're the one who has been wronged. When you are wronged, you get angry. Anger is a natural human emotion. Every good Christian gets angry, and there is not one thing ... not one thing ... wrong with getting angry. The "wrong" comes in what you do with the anger. The storm of problems arrive when you give yourself permission to keep that anger inside your heart. That's the difference, you see, because there's a difference between getting angry and being an angry person.
People are people. People are going to let you down. People are going to wrong you. It's what happens when you live life on this side of Heaven. On this side of Heaven, life isn't perfect, and we shouldn't expect it to be. On this side of Heaven, imperfect people act imperfectly. And that's why reconciliation is crucial to your personal survival. When you do not reconcile, when you choose to feast on wrongs done to you, it's you that ends up starving. God has given you a new life through Christ. God has called you to be reconciled to Him, and He has also called you to carry on the message of reconciliation simply by the way you live every day. Why reconcile? It's what people do when they know what it means themselves to be forgiven. "So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation." - 2 Corinthians 5:16-19
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