The Path Forward
Truth & Reconciliation “the path forward”
This past week, Canada took a day to reflect, remember, and consider the ways forward in the ongoing quest for reconciliation between the Indigenous people of Canada and the rest of Canadians, and in particular, those of us who are white. The word reconciliation is a pivotal word in the message of the Good News that Jesus brought to our world. It means to strive to bring together for the purpose of peace.
A hymn of the early church (quoted in Colossians) states: “For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself.” As followers of Jesus, our only option forward is reconciliation. Why? Because as his followers, we follow the ‘royal law’ – love your neighbour as yourself. As Jesus, so us!