Monday, April 16, 2012

Spiritual Formation Memoirs: Chapter 2

Chapter Two: Reconciliation: The Hardest Word in the Christian Dictionary to Spell, Let Alone Implement.
Long story short – Reconciliation between people comes from God working through us, not God working for us. Long story in a short ironic way – I, for some reason, have a really hard time typing out this word in my journal and my final assignment. Each time I typed it, I spelt it wrong: “R-E-C-O-N-I-L-I-A-T-I-O-N.” Oops, I would realize, I forgot the second “c.” I realized the longer the paper took to write, the more I actually ended up processing what “reconciliation” translated to in my life. Not only is it a hard word to spell (for some odd reason...), but also one of the hardest things to do. However, despite my mistakes and failures (and misspellings) it is one of the most beautiful examples of Christ’s unconditional love. 
In light of what I have learned in this course, I have concluded that I need to…remember that it isn’t God working for me in that I pray and He will create the reconciliation. Rather, I need to realize true reconciliation can only come from His Spirit working through me because I cannot do it on my own. I am too weak. I am too prideful. I am too small. However, with Him leading me, with Him guiding me, with Him preparing the way in my heart, true reconciliation is only one spelling test away. 

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