Demonstration of reconciliation in Easter events part 2

LAST week, I emphasised the importance of reconciliation.
I said, “reconciliation is more than just the restoration of broken relationships as it also promotes communal wellbeing whose benefits trickle down to individuals.
“Maintaining of enmity does not only injure our relationships but also deprives the benefits that emanate from interpersonal harmony.”
In as much as the importance of reconciliation may be known, its achievement sometimes fails when we are uncomfortable with the steps to attaining it.
Enmity is sometimes perpetrated by fear, selfishness or pride. Apart from making an initial step as stated last week, reconciliation requires humility.
Humility may have many different definitions but in relation with reconciliation, I would define it as, ‘a selfless act that results in doing the right thing out of consideration of immeasurable human value’. Sometimes’ humility involves a paradox of appreciating human value and upholding the right thing in the midst of people’s contrary views.
Reconciliation is the right act that is about valuing people and the vitality of a positive relationship with them. In the absence of humility, reconciliation is inconceivable.
Some people find it difficult to humble themselves and reconcile with others because they wrongly perceive humility as degrading.
With such a view, enmity is perpetrated against one’s wish because of fear to be considered lower. In the actual sense, humility is the right virtue that is a courageous step towards reconciliation. Humility is vital if relationships have to be mended.
Ephesians 2:14-16 says, “Christ is our peace, who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility… He did this so that He might reconcile both to God in one body through the cross and put the hostility to death by it.”
Through his painful and humiliating death on the cross,  Christ aims at reconciling us to God and one another.
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