Reconciliation Quotes

Quotes tagged as "reconciliation" (showing 1-30 of 137)
Alice Munro
“Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later.”
Alice Munro

Paul David Tripp
“The church is not a theological classroom. It is a conversion, confession, repentance, reconciliation, forgiveness and sanctification center, where flawed people place their faith in Christ, gather to know and love him better, and learn to love others as he designed.”
Paul David Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change

Izzeldin Abuelaish
“The thing is, you cannot ask people to coexist by having one side bow their heads and rely on a solution that is only good for the other side. What you can do is stop blaming each other and engage in dialogue with one person at a time. Everyone knows that violence begets violence and breeds more hatred. We need to find our way together. I feel I cannot rely on the various spokespersons who claim they act on my behalf. Invariably they have some agenda that doesn't work for me. Instead, I talk to my patients, to my neighbors and colleagues--Jews, Arabs--and I find out they feel as I do: we are more similar than we are different, and we are all fed up with the violence.”
Izzeldin Abuelaish

Timothy B. Tyson
“If there is to be reconciliation, first there must be truth.”
Timothy B. Tyson, Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story

Kazuo Ishiguro
“Perhaps one day, all these conflicts will end, and it won't be because of great statesmen or churches or organisations like this one. It'll be because people have changed. They'll be like you, Puffin. More a mixture. So why not become a mongrel? It's healthy.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans

“Through its creative power, art may trigger approximation, reconciliation and harmonization between individuals and peoples. Through art, beings can meet and exchange their points of view, as it rules out alienation, and arouses chemistry and understanding. By definition, art is universal and helps to cross borders and barriers without prejudice.”
Erik Pevernagie

Michael Chabon
“Bina, thank you. Bina, listen, this guy. His name wasn't Lasker. This guy-'

She puts a hand to his mouth. She has not touched him in three years. It probably would be too much to say that he feels the darkness lift at the touch of her fingertips against his lips. But it shivers, and light bleeds in among the cracks.”
Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen's Union

“In life, we make the best decisions we can with the information we have on hand.”
Agnes Kamara-umunna, And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation

“The search for Jesus is about reconciling loss and tragedy to God and us.”
W. Scott Lineberry

John Rucyahana
“I knew that to really minister to Rwanda's needs meant working toward reconciliation in the prisons, in the churches, and in the cities and villages throughout the country. It meant feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, caring for the young, but it also meant healing the wounded and forgiving the unforgivable.

I knew I had to be committed to preaching a transforming message to the people of Rwanda. Jesus did not die for people to be religious. He died so that we might believe in Him and be transformed. I'm engaged in a purpose and strategy that Jesus came to Earth for. My life is set for that divine purpose in Jesus Christ. I was called to that--proclaiming the message of transformation through Jesus Christ.”
John Rucyahana, The Bishop of Rwanda: Finding Forgiveness Amidst a Pile of Bones

Erwin W. Lutzer
“Prayer, desperate prayer, seems so simple, but it’s a step rarely taken by those in family conflict.”
Erwin W. Lutzer, When You've Been Wronged: Moving From Bitterness to Forgiveness

Raquel Cepeda
“This thing I am feeling, I’m almost certain, is the closest I’ll ever come to standing somewhere in between truth and reconciliation.”
Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

Marsha Ward
“Twenty-five years ago I made my vow to love you and to live with you wherever you went," she whispered. "Since you're bound to go, I'd best keep my promise.”
Marsha Ward, The Man from Shenandoah

Mark Gevisser
“There is one key area in which Zuma has made no attempt at reconciliation whatsoever: criminal justice and security. The ministers of justice, defence, intelligence (now called 'state security' in a throwback to both apartheid and the ANC's old Stalinist past), police and communications are all die-hard Zuma loyalists. Whatever their line functions, they will also play the role they have played so ably to date: keeping Zuma out of court—and making sure the state serves Zuma as it once did Mbeki.”
Mark Gevisser

Charlotte Brontë
“Propensities and principles must be reconciled by some means.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Beverly Engel
“Because women tend to turn their anger inward and blame themselves, they tend to become depressed and their self-esteem is lowered. This, in turn, causes them to become more dependent and less willing to risk rejection or abandonment if they were to stand up for themselves by asserting their will, their opinions, or their needs.

Men often defend themselves against hurt by putting up a wall of nonchalant indifference. This appearance of independence often adds to a woman's fear of rejection, causing her to want to reach out to achieve comfort and reconciliation. Giving in, taking the blame, and losing herself more in the relationship seem to be a small price to pay for the acceptance and love of her partner.

As you can see, both extremes anger in and anger out-create potential problems. While neither sex is wrong in the way they deal with their anger, each could benefit from observing how the other sex copes with their anger. Most men, especially abusive ones, could benefit from learning to contain their anger more instead of automatically striking back, and could use the rather female ability to empathise with others and seek diplomatic resolutions to problems. Many women, on the other hand, could benefit from acknowledging their anger and giving themselves permission to act it out in constructive ways instead of automatically talking themselves out of it, blaming themselves, or allowing a man to blame them. Instead of giving in to keep the peace, it would be far healthier for most women to stand up for their needs, their opinions, and their beliefs.”
Beverly Engel, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing

Mary E. Hanks
“My gut feeling says he needs a second chance. Like we all do." WINTER'S PAST”
Mary E. Hanks, Winter's Past

Jamie Arpin-Ricci
“If our desire for justice is not rooted primarily in the pursuit of restoration, then reconciliation will be nearly impossible to achieve. It is precisely because grace is undeserved that makes it grace.”
Jamie Arpin-Ricci

“The oneness in Jesus Christ crosses all boundaries and separations. Anyone with the faith of Jesus Christ can immediately enjoy the innate oneness with another who has the faith of Jesus, regardless of differing political or doctrinal views.”
Henry Hon

“It is particularly important for white Americans to approach this subject matter with the right goals in mind. Our goal must be sight, transformation, renewed consciousness.”
Daniel Hill, White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White

“Acknowledging that all our land was stolen from Native people feels like too great a burden, so we create an alternative reality that allows us to disengage emotionally from the truth.”
Daniel Hill, White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White

“To reconcile ourselves with one another, we must release our judgments and make peace with the fact that we are one. This country was founded on the ideal that we are all created equal. If we truly believe in the equality of all humankind, how can we put down and belittle one another? How can we disrespect and prejudge one another? How can we come to the point where we malign and hate one another?”
John Lewis, Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America

Joseph Whitson
my proclamation to you this time
is of faith and trust and courage:
we shall have faith in each other's
strengths; we shall trust each other
with all our secrets and sacred dreams;
we shall have the courage
to make things whole!
[Final stanza of the poem, "Proclamation."]”
Joseph Whitson, Stone and Ice

Enock Maregesi
“Your secret behavior will be inherited by your children! If Nelson Mandela was a symbol of reconciliation; then reconciliation is our character. If Kwame Nkrumah was a symbol of unity; then unity is our character. If Patrice Lumumba was a symbol of patriotism; then patriotism is our character. If Robert Mugabe is a symbol of dictatorship; then dictatorship is our character. If Haile Selassie was a symbol of heroism; then heroism is our character. If Samora Machel was a symbol of socialism; then socialism is our character. If Julius Kambarage Nyerere was a symbol of justice; then justice is our character. We are the children of the African patriarchs! They are the fathers of the African nations! We have inherited their secret behaviors.”
Enock Maregesi

Laure Marchand
“Dans une région où les descendants des bourreaux et dei victimes vivent ensemble, dans des villages où les familles sont liées, où tout le monde se connaît, les histoires de sauvetage sont nécessaires. Elles permettent la réconciliation.”
Laure Marchand, Le fantôme arménien

“অনেক দিন পর শেষ পর্যন্ত আমি আমার মায়ের কাছে ফিরে গিয়েছিলাম বলে হাসছিলাম।”
Muhammad Zafar Iqbal

Thich Nhat Hanh
“Do everything in mindfulness so you can really be there, so you can love.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child

“As far as we know, Paul never made up with Barnabas.”
Roscoe Webster

Thich Nhat Hanh
“Ignorance is in each cell of our body and our consciousness. It's like a drop of ink diffused in a glass of water.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child

Lisa Kleypas
“How comfortable this was, she thought in wonder. How calm and safe she felt with him. "Why wasn't it like this before?" she asked dreamily. "If you'd been the way you are now, I would never have argued with you about anything."
"I tried being nice to you, once or twice. It didn't go well."
"Did you? I never noticed." Her skin, already pink from the bath, turned a deeper shade. "I was suspicious. Mistrustful. And you... were everything I feared."
Leo's arms tightened at the admission. He looked down at her with a pensive gaze, as if he were untangling something in his mind, approaching a new realization. The blue eyes were warmer than she had ever seen them. "Let's make a bargain, Marks. From now on, instead of assuming the worst of each other, we'll try to assume the best. Agreed?"
Catherine nodded, transfixed by his gentleness. Somehow those few simple sentences seemed to have wrought a greater change between them than everything that had gone before.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

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