If we were to try to be reconciled by our own means and efforts, we would end up more separated than ever. Imagine someone letting it all out to you to the point where you very much feel paralyzed and not know what else to say when your turn comes.
Some even believe it’s best to remain speechless as the victim of the emotional outburst, since saying anything would seem to serve as ground for more discontentment on the part of the emotionally-led individual.
In such a case, how can one be reconciled with the other, if it’s not by sharing their most hidden thoughts or opinions of each other?
As Christians, we’re called to unite in Christ and not by our highly-held opinions of one another. If we’re reconciled to the fact of who we are in Christ by God, we then have an avenue through which we can communicate and interact with each other peacefully and joyfully despite all the obscure thoughts, beliefs and opinions we can harbor of each other.
When God reconciled us to Himself, he brought to our hearts the knowledge of His love for us to us, something we were never sure of unless we were naturally experiencing something sweet and seemingly favorable.
Our reconciliation which matters most is not in the record of how much we love each other, which is a record that is rather depleted before we even met each other. Our reconciliation that is very rich in context is the one that God himself made possible, carried out through the message of the gospel. By such reconciliation, we can say, “whatever I am going through, God loves me. Whatever he or she’s going through, God loves him or her.”
As Paul the apostle, once said:
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35-39)
Through Him who loved us.