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What Do I Say Exactly . . . to be a Repairer of the Breach? Part 5

Let’s Talk! I am stepping away from your questions this week, and offering you some questions to ponder and a morsel to chew on for the next few weeks.

There are many conversations going on about reconciliation and the question that keeps coming up is “how do we start?” May I submit something for you to think about during the holidays?

We are entering the greatest season of all for love. No, not Valentine’s Day—it’s Christmas!

Could we ask for the gift of God’s Love to overshadow us, overpower us, overtake us, and overwhelm us? Could we ask that the spirit of hatred be far from us? Could we ask that our communities experience a radical change of agape love? Could we smile at strangers today and forgive our family members who have hurt us?  

Choosing love is truly a choice, minute by minute, day by day. If we miss choosing love and mess up early in the day, we can start over again. We can choose baby steps in honor of the baby in the manger and ask for Him to light the way and indwell us with His power to wear Love. For, we can’t do this without the very author of Love helping us.

Have you asked God to transform you yet? This is the season. His Love is waiting for you.

A very peaceful, merry, love-filled Christmas to you. Let’s Talk in 2017!

For Deeper Reflection

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

Luke 1:35 The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.”

Isaiah 9:6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”

2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,  namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.”

Helen B. McIntosh has a doctorate in counseling psychology and is a national board certified professional counselor and certified in reality therapy. An educator for 19 years, Dr. McIntosh is an author, a highly demanded national speaker and inventor of the Peace Rug®, an international curriculum for conflict resolution.
You can contact me confidentially at DrHelen@braveandresilient.com


  1. Thank you, Dr. Helen. Whatever the question, love is the answer. Merry Christmas to you, too!

  2. Martha Wolfe says

    Helen, this is so beautiful and worthy of deep reflection.