The 16th December is known as the "Day of Reconciliation" in South Africa. This day has a long history in our nation, but this new name seems appropiate, especially in a world where there is so much brokeness and hurt.
This Advent season we remember that Jesus Christ came to reconcile us to our Heavenly Father and to each other. May we find the resolve to forgive those who have wounded us and the humility to turn to Jesus.
Romans 5:11 - "... but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation."