Hot off the heels of BWM Dentsu Group’s celebration of ‘The Transformative Power of Creativity in the Indigenous Community’, Belinda Murray (MD) is joined by Cox Inall Ridgeway Partner, Aden Ridgeway, and BWM Dentsu’s Head of Marketing, Jess Tarpey to discuss their newly-launched Reconciliation Action Plan. Listen in - see link in bio for details.
Os pais latinos refletiram sobre a cruz de Cristo, sobre o por que deste símbolo se configurar na justificação e redenção da parte de Cristo na consumação do seu ministério. Eles chegaram à conclusão que as hastes horizontal e vertical da cruz poderiam indicar uma pista a respeito deste símbolo, porque por meio de Cristo nós somos reconciliados ao Pai para termos acesso total à um relacionamento com Ele de uma forma vertical. Reconciliados diante de Deus, nós somos chamados a viver o ministério da reconciliação, ou seja, da mesma forma que fomos reconciliados diante de Deus de uma forma vertical, nós nos tornamos propiciadores de reconciliação ao próximo diante de Deus de uma forma horizontal.
Portanto, meu relacionamento vertical com Deus, se traduz na forma como eu me relaciono de uma forma horizontal com as pessoas, como agente de reconciliação. †
Talk is cheap.
I hate it when someone apologizes for something or says they are gonna stop doing something and they don’t end up doing it.
The thought, “ I’ll believe it when I see it.” Or “ I don’t believe he/she really means it.” Comes to mind. The poison of my thoughts leak to my heart and its toxins take hold.
My attitude says, “ Words are cheap. You say your sorry, you say you won’t do it again... let me see you change your behavior before I let you off the hook.”
I never know when someone’s repentance is genuine or not.
I want evidence of repentance.
But when I do that... I withhold forgiveness.
I withhold reconciliation.
Reconciliation isn’t about dishing out someone’s dirt to their face.
Reconciliation is about forgiving them for it.
Jesus doesn’t put us in the position of testing the sincerity of their repentance.
He wants us to accept their apologies on FAITH.
We are to forgive people based on their verbal confession not their actions after it.
It’s easier said than done.
This post is mainly for me.
Jesus says to forgive 7 x 70 times.
“Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.”
Matthew 18:22 KJV
A number in the gospel that refers to boundlessness.
Now, when I think to myself the words “ Your words requires action.” I’m actually saying, “ MY faith requires YOUR actions.”
That’s a dangerous place to be in.
My God asks me to forgive those who sin against me.
No matter how many times they do.
No matter what they do.
You continue to forgive.
And remember that someones perception of you and someones experience with you does NOT incapsulate who you are as a person.
This post was mostly just a reminder for me.
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” - Lewis B. Smedes
Visiting both the "Catholic side" (Republican) and the "Protestant side" (Loyalist) of Belfast was eye-opening, nerve-wrecking, educational, emotional, humbling and motivational. Having had the privelege to work in the sphere of reconciliation in Canada between Indigenous peoples and all Canadians, it was eye-opening to get an insight into reconciliation efforts in another part of the world. As I've learned through my work, reconciliation begins with ourselves and demands the best version of ourselves.
As I left that area of Belfast, I had a better understanding of its history and developed more questions about the "situation" as well as about humanity as a whole.
TRC92: Youth Employment seeks to link corporate sector employers in Winnipeg with community-based organizations that train indigenous youth for jobs.
Taking steps to share, learn and grow from each other. Taking steps toward employment. .
Walking into a church for the first time or tenth time can be intimidating. You may desire to get connected or to learn more, but you don’t know where to start. Look no further, these amazing folks at Missio Dei Humboldt Park will stop what they’re doing to sit, talk, drink a cup of coffee, and get to know you. Chicago is an amazing place, but can often be lonely and isolating. This team desires to see you become a part of the church family and surrounded by brothers and sisters who want to see you thrive. An incredibly selfless, gifted, and inspiring group of folks!
Additionally, at Missio Dei Chicago we wholeheartedly believe that everyone is uniquely gifted and that those gifts are to be used to sharpen, encourage, and empower the church body. What is even more beautiful is the true belief in mutual submission, knowing that we are better together when we let each others wisdom, strengths, and gifts speak into one another’s lives. You are gifted. You are unique. These leaders want to see you raised up to be who God has created you to be.
If you’re new to Humboldt Park or have been around a while and want to learn more, talk with these folks! They’d love to share a coffee or a meal with you. We are better together.
David Wagner, elder
April Wagner, deacon of families
KT Vera, deacon of community
Julia Dixon, elder candidate
Matt Latourelle, elder candidate
Pictures from the author reading at Parry Sound Public Library last night! You can check out our copy of “Building Our Bridge: Our Journey of Reconciliation” from the library today! Thanks to the authors (Gracie Crafts, Sara Burns, Mackenzie Elwes, Taylor Judge and Dawson Bloor...students of Parry Sound High School!) for sharing with us. And thanks to everyone who came out!
El Millennial Ascent acontecerá al inicio de One Race Stone Mountain Sabado- Agosto 25 en donde miles de jovenes subiremos a la cima de la montaña para renunciar al racismo y la religión muerta y unirnos para juntos caminar en reconciliación y avivamiento. Si aún no estás registrado Textea -> Ascend2018 al 555888
The Millennial Ascent will be the beginning part of One Race Stone Mountain Saturday August 25th where thousands of young adults will ascend to the top of Stone Mountain to renounce racism and dead religion and covenant together to move forward through reconciliation and revival. If you haven’t registered, here’s how to: Text -> Ascend2018 to 555888
RT @Lambeth Palace ن: Our Women on the Front Line programme provides retreats and practical #reconciliation skills for women in areas of conflict.
Caroline Welby and a team from @lambethpalace recently spent time with women in #Burundi .
Find out more: http://bit.ly/2KYTKUL http://bit.ly/2L0Anun
A algunos les parecerá muy extraño que publique una foto como esta. Ayer volví a escuchar a un Llamado Presidente de la Nación que me vio nacer, denigrar y burlarse de aquellos jóvenes que han salido de VENEZUELA a lavar posetas. No me hace tanto ruido lo que dijo el Presidente, lo que verdaderamente me hace ruido es que ese mismo mensaje de desprestigio lo escucho de muchos hermanos Venezolanos hacia los que se han ido. Y cuando digo lo escucho, es porque lo escucho y para más tristeza en varias esferas. Vengo de una familia de inmigrantes. Mis Padres emigraron de su País Natal Italia por vivir una Post Guerra que había acabado con todo. Hablo con propiedad , la historia de ellos fue muy diferente. Ellos salieron con el corazón desgarrado por dejar amigos, familiares, cultura.... Pero hubo una GRAN DIFERENCIA, sus amigos, familiares, vecinos, conocidos, líderes , etc les dieron otro mensaje, no los juzgaron, no los señalaron al contrario los bendijeron, les animaron, les motivaron y muchos de esos inmigrantes como lo fue el caso de mis Padres, ayudaron a sus familiares por muchísimos años, inclusive cuando ya Italia estaba levantada y restaurada. Creo que antes de salir de un gobierno, es necesario salir de una mentalidad señaladora, juzgadora. Creo que tal cual como dice la palabra estamos para bendecir no para maldecir. Creo que no nos debe alegrar con un morbo inexplicable, si a un emigrante le va mal, al contrario deberíamos día tras día pedir a Dios por ellos, que les vaya muy bien!!! Estar fuera me ha dado la hermosa oportunidad de conocer a muchos de estos señalados. Que gratificante ha sido verlos trabajar HONRADAMENTE y ayudar a sus Padres, ayudar a sus hermanos, ayudar a algún familiar enfermo, eso es de Valientes!!! Digamos Si a la reconciliación, ya basta de tanta división. No hay persona mejor o peor por quedarse o irse, solo son eso, gente comprada con la Sangre de Cristo que ha decidido luchar en diferentes Campos de batalla pero con un mismo fin, Crecer. Mi Bendición y más profunda admiración por cada joven que ha cruzado alguna frontera. Yo le envío mil bendiciones. Y nunca olviden Dios no se ha olvidado de Tí. #reconciliation
At just 13 years old, Autumn Peltier has become an internationally known advocate for water protection, especially for Canada's indigenous people.
Peltier explains the unique relationship between women, as the givers of life, and the importance water plays in sustaining all life.
A year ago, Autumn found herself face-to-face with Justin Trudeau. She had been chosen to present the Canadian prime minister with a ceremonial copper water bowl to symbolise his responsibility to protect the country's water.
But instead of being star struck, the teenager spoke her mind. "I am very unhappy with the choices you've made," she said .
As prime minister, Mr Trudeau has supported a number of pipeline projects, drawing sharp criticism from indigenous and environmental advocates. There are also 100 First Nations communities in the country that have had a water advisory in place for more than a year, a national crisis that the government has promised to fix by 2021. "I understand that," he said to her. "I will protect the water." Although she says she doesn't know if he will keep his promise, she's glad she made her position clear. "He knows what my concern is and he knows what he has to fix and protect," she told the BBC
If you are wondering if there will be a reconciliation: Answer is MAYBE, 75% yes but definitely not easy or quick.
In case you are a female the “lady” refers to you. If You are Male, the “lady” represents an important female in your environment.
The relationship you are thinking about is a very grounding, stable, loving one. It might have faced shake up or break due to creeping doubts over each other’s intentions. There can also be someone who isn’t happy to see you both together. The Snake, although neutral makes me particularly uncomfortable in this reading.Distance seems to be a factor too. They might be in another geographical location right now, especially near a water body. For a very few it might be mountains. A gathering or meeting seems to be coming in or it can be communication over social media where a lot of people are present. Like Instagram, FB, Twitter; not personal SMS,Whatsapp etc. Look out for signs as they might try reaching out on these mediums. The woman is looking at the key which is a BIG success card. Make a wish. Quite possible that the female energy will reach out first (which does not mean men show off attitude or else you’ll just lose anyway). Delays are expected with communication, it will be hard, it will test your devotion and dedication. Impatience won’t help in this case. There seems to be a lot of hurt that needs to be healed.
All the best! Hope it works out :) #reconciliation#love#life#friends#lovers#decisions#goodvibes#photooftheday#evening#night#reading#cards#french#lenormand#key#garden#mountain#lady#help#blessed#healing#lost#found#happiness#success
Last night I was out walking with my bud @ratatouilleur and we stumbled on this awesomeness. It puts a huge smile on my face to see local businesses, and the public, getting involved in reconciliation. Ch'meegwetgch to the folks at @gongfubao. Looking forward to trying out your amazing menu❤️ #anishinaabe#weareallinthistogether#bankstreet#ottawa#reconciliation
Great morning #IAOPGC family! 💖 The weekly message is ready and in your email. ***We have been trying to send this message from yesterday, but the systems we kept using kept failing. Hmmmmm🤔🤔🤔 What a coincidence when we are trying to share about the goodness of God and help others to become free.
When we can let go of attachment to goals, achievements, expectations, and reconcile with judgement, guilt and shame, we have access to pure presence and unconditional acceptance.
In order to have access to "letting go" and reconciliation, it takes a willingness to show up, be a student, and practice. .
It can take YEARS of showing up and healing to have access to the state of surrender and shift into presence. .
Don't be fooled by our culture of quick hits and immediate gratification. True fulfillment in life comes from being willing to learn, practice, play, feel, heal, experiment, fall, fail, and do it all over again. .
Showing up is the work.
The frustrating and annoying truth is that only once we can shift our state of being to presence (which I am saying in little words, but don't get that confused with little time and practice) will we experience fulfillment. Which is what we think those goals, achievements and expectations will give us. They may temporarily, but we are currently being called to, and are in training for, effectiveness and sustainability. .
As I have been saying in yoga classes this year:
The transition is the practice.
Sadly, a lot of them don't change AT ALL. Only a few choose the narrow road to life change with Christ. ☝
And even then you need to be wary. Don't go rushing back into their life, fully giving yourself to them, whether it's a friend, estranged spouse or family. 👌
Use boundaries to protect yourself. Trust is EARNED, not given away freely. After that long road with God and real life change is very obvious (what we call fruit) then that person can start rebuilding the trust they destroyed with you. 💯
Just be careful, seek God, protect your heart and He will show you their true colors. The good and the bad. 🙌
With God toxic people CAN CHANGE, keep praying, protect yourself with boundaries and trust God's leading. 💜 -Destinee
This beautiful painting by Maria Makki is titled "Kiss of forgiveness". According to the artist the "indigo window symbolises a metaphorical window into their minds, one which represents a desire for union and peace and which is always present even during the fiercest moments of a conflict." Forgiveness is a process (or the result of a process) that involves a change in emotion and attitude regarding an offender. It is an intentional and voluntary process, driven by a deliberate decision to forgive. Forgiveness is not the same as condoning, excusing, pardoning or forgetting.
Some theorists view reconciliation, or the restoration of a relationship, as an integral part of the forgiveness process. Others view forgiveness and reconciliation as independent processes, as forgiveness can occur in the absence of reconciliation and reconciliation may occur without forgiveness. Reductions in revenge and avoidance motivations and an increased ability to wish the offender well are features of forgiveness that can impact upon behavioural intention without obliging reconciliation. Forgiveness can be a one sided process, whereas reconciliation is a mutual process of increasing acceptance.
Benefits of Forgiveness: aids psychological healing through positive changes in mood; improves physical and mental health; restores a victim’s sense of personal power; helps bring about reconciliation between the offended and offender and promotes hope for the resolution of real-world intergroup conflicts.
SOURCE: Forgiveness—Definitions and Effects, Adapted from Philpot, C. (2006). Intergroup apologies and forgiveness. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood#psychologydemystified