We need a new Christian holiday.
We need to establish some day in every year that the people of God set aside for repenting of relational offenses and seeking forgiveness.
We could make as big a deal out of it as we do Christmas or Easter…plan for it, get our lists ready so to speak, and then enjoy the relief and joy that comes through restored relationships.
We can call it “Restoration Day”.
Yes, I know we’re supposed to do this every day…but we don’t.
Just as Christmas gives folks who aren’t bent to expressing love an excuse to do so, “Restoration Day” could provide the prideful with an excuse to get right with God and others.
Since we have been talking about a badly dysfunctional and abusive situation in a church family, we’ve received many more stories of the same.
How much better for the kingdom and those involved would it be if repentance and forgiveness were the hope instead of having to write a book or a blog to resolve the situation?
“Restoration Day” will never get on the official calendar..but it really needs to be on mine and yours.
Some folks need to schedule it immediately…