Reconciliation

 A couple of months ago, while walking, I noticed a work of art depicting two people fighting.  How sad, I reflected, that our society would exalt violence and strife to the point of enshrining it in a solid mural, displayed for all to see from a public sidewalk.

Intrigued, I stepped closer.

At some point, only after getting close enough to notice some ambiguity in the facial expressions of the “fighters,” did I begin to realize that my initial assessment had been wrong.

These people weren’t fighting, they were old friends engaging in an embrace of friendship.

How beautiful, I reflected, that our society would exalt reunion and reconciliation to the point of enshrining it in a solid mural, displayed for all to see from a public sidewalk.

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“And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.” (Genesis 33:4)

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