A Model for Reconciliation

By Rev. Kurt Condra  
 

Used to be, Downtown and Uptown neighborhoods of Dallas were divided by a streaming chasm of traffic that totally isolated one from the other. Today, Klyde Warren Park bridges eight lanes of subterranean traffic with an urban green space that beautifully connects the two 'hoods in ways that transcend physical structures. The generative impacts are economic, environmental, civic, and (in my view, at least) restorative for the soul.

 

It's a powerful metaphor for bridging chasms of all types: between souls, between self and other, between human and Divine. No matter how stridently ego insists we are separate from God, one another, or all that is, Spirit's capacity to create profound restorative connections is ever present.

 

'Course it's easy to see once reconciliation and healing are achieved. Our work as spiritual beings is to be ever- available to the energies of forgiveness and love, and to hold fast to a vision of Oneness that is the foundation of creating a world that works for all.

 

"Bear with each other and forgive one another; if any of you has a grievance against someone, forgive as the Lord forgave you," Colossians says. "And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."

 

So who are you holding outside your heart? Whatever chasm separates you, the divine essence of your being has the power to bridge it. Let love lead.