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RIGHTING A WRONG – The Right … No The Required Thing To Do!

I love people … and apparently that was evident early on!

My dad says that when I was young they often had to wait on me to get to the car after church because I had to say good-bye to everyone before I could leave!

I highly value relational connections and being with people energizes me!

One of my great joys is engaging with people and seeing them engage with each other. I love seeing people laugh together, share life together and learning to lean into each other.

Obviously, all of this could be described as “personal preference” and I would agree! However, I would quickly add that loving God and loving others is the highest duty of every ardent Christ follower, so to some degree we have to go all in on this commandment.

Being dismissive of people is not an option, which means we have to take care of our relational life in every way.

This means that we are devoted to …

RIGHTING A WRONG – The Right … No The Required Thing To Do!

Relational brokenness is a naturally reoccurring reality that we can not avoid.

It happens and we need to become skilled in knowing what is required of us to repair and restore relational brokenness.

The process is complex and what is required is complicated … not completely predictable on any level.

In her article, “5 Biblical Steps For Restoring Broken Relationships”, Pamela Rose Williams offers this to us.

▪ Sincere Commitment
▪ Humility
▪ Patience
▪ Forgiveness
▪ Communication

(You can read all of her article at

This is a great process and what Pamela offers to us are commonly considered components but they are not exclusive in any way. What matters most is that we are personally prepared by Him and fully committed to Him to do all that He requires of us … no holding back!

RIGHTING A WRONG – The Right … No The Required Thing To Do!

I want to encourage you to practice this and to promote it to others! There is great joy in environments that are relationally healthy!

In a world like ours, the way we treat others is as powerful, and in most cases more powerful than the words we speak or the work that we do!

Jesus in John 13:34,35 makes it all perfectly clear …

34-35 “Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”

It is not simply the “right” thing to do … it is the “required” thing to do!

No wiggle room … none at all!

RIGHTING A WRONG – The Right … No The Required Thing To Do!

There it is … plain and simple!

I am on it … how about you?
– Terry –

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