Why is this subject of Rupture and Repair so important?
Because ruptures are inevitable.
It’s a broken world and we all have wayward tendencies.
We cause hurt in our relationships actively or passively.
When breaches are repaired more often than not, the level of safety increases and a deeper foundation of trust is built.
Conflict is not overwhelming or frightening because one has learned in a family growing up that conflict is normal and repair and restoration is possible.
What if we don’t have memories of repair?
Then we have to start from the beginning and learn these skills.
Rupture and repair are at the heart of Christianity.
It is the central message of the gospel.
Jesus was aware of the rupture.
He did not minimize it.
It was serious.
The Father initiated a plan to restore, redeem and repair.
It required suffering, humility, patience and sacrifice on His part.
To engage and see our need for repair.
To own our brokenness.
There is the model for relationships right there.
Is your heart set on restoration?
Will you admit it when you hurt or overlook or avoid those you love?
Because you do hurt them.
Do you have a plan?
Are you willing to sacrifice or suffer in the process?
Will you go that far?
Willingness is the greatest thing you need to learn to repair.
Next week we will look at each love style and where they are likely to struggle.
Thanks for listening.
Love and Blessings,
Milan & Kay
Thank you to all of you for your love and support as we ushered Millie Kay into the arms of Jesus. These past eight weeks have been difficult, but your encouragement and kind words have helped sustain us.
For those of you that have asked, below is the information for Millie’s memorial Service:
Saturday April 23, 2011 @ 2:30 PM in Waverly Chapel (the stone church to your right as you enter the main gate of the Memorial Park)
Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary
1702 Fairhaven Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705