What does it mean to pursue reconciliation? 
We want to be people who are dissatisfied with broken relationships and want to be reconciled, both individually and corporately.

Helpful Verses

“From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh.  Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer… All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting the trespasses against them, but entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.”

- 2 Corinthians 5:16-19

“Pay attention to yourselves!  If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying I repent, you must forgive.”

- Luke 17:3-4


To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.

- C.S. Lewis

Forgiveness is often granted before it is felt inside.  When you forgive somebody, you’re not saying all my anger is gone.  What you’re saying when you forgive is I’m now going to treat you the way God treated me.  I remember your sins no more.  That doesn’t mean I can’t actually recall them.  It means I’m not going to act on the basis of them.  They’re not the controlling reality in my life.  What is the controlling reality?  The grace of God and the way in which, out of love, he controls history. 

- Tim Keller