“The overall purpose of human communication is – or should be – reconciliation. It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings, one from another.” M. Scott Peck
As the Year 2019 makes way for the Year 2020 to begin, I have embraced the word “reconciliation” as my mantra for the coming year. The definition is simply, the restoration of friendly relations, a coming together in understanding and compassion. And yet, the act of reconciliation has emotional complexities that may be difficult to overcome. In many ways, reconciliation is an act of faith with the anticipation that there is a beginning and a fulfillment.
Join me on my walk through The International Centre for Reconciliation located in Coventry Cathedral, UK. In 1940, with the destruction of the Coventry Cathedral, a choice was made to seek reconciliation, to model and promote the power of embracing peace and empathy.