The final post before Christmas…and I gave it quite some thought. As you probably read in my first post on the topic there are many who feel Christmas is a festival of hypocrisy amongst people they should love.
Love can however only flow, when we are reconciled and act in true love toward one another. Often it is reconciliation that lacks. Offence, bitterness, unforgiveness and even hate all too often dwell among those we should love most.
Now…no matter who started it, whose fault it was or who should make the first step… I want to challenge you:
YOU do the first step toward reconciliation. Take time… take beautiful paper…and write letters.
Letters to all those that you don’t feel 100% comfortable around due to one of the above reasons or where you deem they feel that way about you and you don’t even know why.
Write a letter to each of them. Make the letters individuals. Write and ask for forgiveness… forgive, and put into words you appreciation and you love for that person instead. Compliment them where it honestly applies… appreciate them for the things we often take for granted as well.
Put the letters into beautiful envelopes and if you can… deliver them personally or make sure they still get them on time!
Only when you and I make the first step in love and humility towards reconciliation will Christmas happen in your own home too.
May you be abundantly blessed this CHISTmas!