We began our “Reordering” series looking at reconciliation – how do we mend broken relationships? We cannot talk about reconciliation without talking about forgiveness.
How are we called to reorder ourselves through forgiveness? How does forgiveness transform us? How does unforgiveness affect us?
As i was preparing for this week’s sermon i came across Hanan Harchol’s animated series titled “Jewish Food For Thought.” The series even have study guides to accompany each episode! i found them really helpful – and you may want to start off with the first one here – http://www.hananharchol.com/wa
It resonates a lot with my sermon on reconciliation.
This is from the study guide:
“Repairing a broken relationship or trust takes work, commitment, and a desire to do what you can to fix what has been broken. “Repair” (teshuvah) is encouraged throughout Jewish teaching; in fact, it is required in most cases when people make mistakes. Judaism’s take is that repairing a mistake or apologizing for behavior is always an option, no matter the situation. The responsibility lies in your hands; the work of repair requires effort but is not impossible and has a value in and of itself.”
i found the wisdom within extremely insightful. i hope that it would be helpful to you as well.