Reconciliation means restoration. I am restored to who God made me to be. A butterfly perhaps 🙂
Reconciliation means divine favor. That makes sense to me. “All this is from God….”
Reconciliation is atonement, at–one-ment, being one with, reconciled to God.
Jesus died and was resurrected so I might live and be one with him. This is good news!
Out of gratitude, my mind goes to, how could this apply to my relationship with others? What does it mean to reconcile or be reconciled with another person?
I looked up reconciled and reconciling. The root word means: “to change mutually.” (Strong’s G2644)
To me this points out the difference between reconciling and forgiving. Forgiving can be done individually, but reconciliation takes two to “change mutually.” It takes an agreement to come together to restore friendly relations and bring together again. It is harmony, which takes two to “sing.” One of the most interesting definitions I found was that reconciliation is “the process of finding a way to make two different ideas, facts, etc., exist or be true at the same time.” This requires holding of paradox, such as: even though I mess up God still loves me and delights in me as His chosen child. As His child, I have the choice to embrace His love; to change mutually.