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Job 6:14 Those who withhold kindness from a friend forsake the fear of the Almighty.
Today, I am faced with writing a meditation about withholding kindness from a friend. Go figure. Theologian C.K. Chesterton said that coincidences are spiritual puns, so I hope God is laughing at my ego.
Pondering my experience with the former friend, I remember my first impulse was to offer a greeting and to seek at least a passing reconciliation. But I denied that holy itch and acted like a jerk instead.
In my psychotherapy education, our professors always told us that if we missed an opportunity to say something insightful to a client, we would always have another chance. Issues don’t just disappear. I hope God gives me another chance with my friend. I’ll be ready this time.
MOVING FORWARD: How will you make your own heart ready for reconciliation?
Today the Church remembers Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, and Theologian, 430.