Part 2: How Does Reconciliation Differ from Forgiveness, and Why Does It Matter
Reconciliation is a heart decision, and many times a hard one.
How do we truly know if we’ve forgiven a person in our heart? How do we reconcile our differences, especially among our family members?
Most of us inevitably struggle to forgive. But we know we have to. Reconciliation and forgiveness don’t mean that doing wrong is okay. It’s more about renewing a relationship with people on a better footing. Besides, we shouldn’t have to carry the baggage of hostility anymore.
Let’s remember that forgiveness AND reconciliation are the best gifts we can give to any transgressor. Christ, although innocent, gave us an example to follow. He forgives our sins with lovingkindness, without boundaries. As the forgiven ones, why don’t we pass this on?
Join Dr. Lela Lewis and her guests, Dr. Zeno Charles-Marcel and Pastor John Lomacang, to learn three potent ways to achieve reconciliation.
Learn more about LEVEL UP and our recent symposiums at awr.org/health.
MEET THE HOST
Lela Lewis, MD, MPH, a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, is the medical director of AWR 360° Health. She also serves as the president of Your Best Pathway to Health, leading a team that provides free medical clinics across the United States. Dr. Lewis is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Arizona with more than 19 years of experience in the medical field.
MEET OUR GUESTS
Dr. Zeno Charles-Marcel currently serves as vice president of medical affairs at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and is board-certified in internal medicine with a further qualification in geriatric medicine. His professional activities range from clinical preventive medicine to critical care practice, hospital administration, community health, medical education and research. He is currently the vice president for medical affairs at Wildwood Lifestyle Center and Hospital, and editor in chief of the Journal of Health & Healing. He holds academic appointments at both the University of Montemorelos and Loma Linda University.
Pastor John Lomacang is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in his 34th year of ministry and is also the director of world evangelism for the Three Angels Broadcasting Network. He has been a singer, writer, evangelist, and certified marriage counselor. Pastor Lomacang presented 4 Anchors of Truth, a series on 3ABN, which included the topics “Unclean Spirits” and “Unclean Spirits Unplugged” (investigating the occult and the entertainment industry).