Relationships are like fragile threads – they are strong when they come together, but difficult to mend once broken. But not all is lost when we turn to the Lord for healing and restoration.
God’s divine hand is shall mend every fragment of broken glass in grand picture. Piece by piece, down to the last fragment each part of the whole shall once again come together.
It’s an inherent part of our human nature to form bonds. We cherish our family and friends, and build connections that last lifetimes. But humans are imperfect. Anger, envy, and grudges weave their way into our relationships, causing rifts and hurt. Christ reminds us, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28). Herein lies our invitation to hand over our burdens to the divine craftsman. With His grace, what was once torn can be mended.
To heal in faith and mend our relationships, consider these steps:
- Prayerful Reflection: Begin with a sincere conversation with God. Ask for guidance to see the areas of your life where relationships need mending.
- Seek Forgiveness: Whether you’re on the giving or receiving end of hurt, turn to the sacrament of reconciliation. Recall Christ’s words to the sinful woman: “Your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 7:48). Embrace this grace.
- Extend an Olive Branch: While God heals the heart, action on our part is paramount. Reach out. A simple message, a heartfelt conversation, or even just a kind gesture can bridge gaps.
Our past experiences, replete with hurt, regret, and trauma, often cast long shadows over our present. The memory of a bitter argument, an unkind word, or a missed opportunity can be painful. But Christ, our redeemer, offers solace. “For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal,” declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 30:17). We are assured of God’s promise to renew us.