Reconciliation Quotes

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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

“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

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

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

Joan Didion
“There is a common superstition that “self-respect” is a kind of charm against snakes, something that keeps those who have it locked in some unblighted Eden, out of strange beds, ambivalent conversations, and trouble in general. It does not at all. It has nothing to do with the face of things, but concerns instead a separate peace, a private reconciliation.”
Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Leah Raeder
“Kintsugi is a pottery technique. When something breaks, like a vase, they glue it back together with melted gold. Instead of making the cracks invisible, they make them beautiful. To celebrate the history of the object. What it's been through. And I was just... Thinking of us like that. My heart full of gold veins, instead of cracks.”
Leah Raeder, Cam Girl

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LaTasha Morrison
“When we lack historical understanding, we lose part of our identity. We don’t know where we came from and don’t know what there is to celebrate or lament. Likewise, without knowing our history, it can be difficult to know what needs repairing, what needs reconciling.”
LaTasha Morrison, Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation

LaTasha Morrison
“We can’t bypass the weight of our guilt and shame if we intend to arrive at true reconciliation and justice.”
LaTasha Morrison, Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation

LaTasha Morrison
“Repairing what’s broken is a distinctly biblical concept, which is why as people of faith we should be leading the way into redemption, restoration, and reconciliation.”
LaTasha Morrison, Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation

LaTasha Morrison
“Confession of our entanglement in racism and systemic privilege is essential for complete healing and restoration.”
LaTasha Morrison, Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation

LaTasha Morrison
“Reconciliation requires truth telling and empathy and tears. It requires changed perspectives and changing directions (also known as repentance).”
LaTasha Morrison, Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation

LaTasha Morrison
“Building steps: acknowledging the past, lamenting it, confronting shame and guilt, confessing our collective sin, extending forgiveness, committing to repentance, making reparations, and ultimately moving into complete restoration.”
LaTasha Morrison, Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Redemption leads to reconciliation.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“Reconcile with your heart and mind then allow your soul to penetrate through the veil of all illusions.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo, Resistance To Intolerance

Victor Vote
“We try, and sometimes we want to give up. Give up on trying to make the world a better place. Tears becomes a visiting friend when all friends who were supposed to be there for us are busy welcoming their own tears... So everyone have this friend visit them, our timing may be different but at one time our tears will visit us.”
Victor Vote

Sindiwe Magona
“As might be surmised, CWC was multi-racial, multi-denominational, inclusive of all faiths. It had members from the Christian faith, the Islamic faith and the Jewish faith. The primary objective was to build bridges, to effect reconciliation, to attempt to live lives that projected well into the future, to a time when the laws that separated us according to skin colour would be no more.

It was a fond dream put forward as a testimony of faith. We truly believed the possibility existed for apartheid to be dismantled. Therefore, it behoved us to hasten the process by living the future now.”
Sindiwe Magona, Forced to Grow

Brianne Moore
“I know we need to talk about things, lots of things," he chokes, "but I just-"
Susan grabs his face, pulls his head down, and devours him.
And that kiss is everything. It's love and regret and apology. Passion and sex, friendship and promise. It's want and need and yearning and heat and shivers that they both feel shuddering through their bodies. It's ten years' worth of kisses, all crowding into one embrace as the pair of them rediscover each other: the curves of their mouths and bodies pressed close, the insistence of hands and tongues, the hearts hammering in concert, and the silent, mutual promise that there is more- so much more! and better!- to come.
When they finally part, Susan looks up at him with a teasing smile and says, "You're not just doing this for the brownie recipe, are you?"
"Ah, you caught me!" He laughs, then kisses her again and again and again, and when they pause once more, she notices the flush creeping up his neck, the mixture of frustration and desire in his eyes.
Clinging to him, she says, in a throaty voice: "Your place or mine?"
"Well," he answers, with a devilish smile, "yours is closer, but mine doesn't have your father or Julia in it."
"Right," Susan laughs. "Yours, then."
Together, they hurtle through the crowd, through the gates of Charlotte Square, bellowing in unison, "Taxi!”
Brianne Moore, All Stirred Up

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