We profess that Jesus is the righteousness of God; in other words, he is the restoration of relationship between God and humanity. All of us know how powerful that is when we consider relationships in our lives that have been strained or even broken. There is an inner ache that won’t subside. And because Jesus is Righteousness, he therefore reveals to us the plan of God that we be truly reconciled with one another, that such strains and breaks be repaired and restored. So, the task for us? Reconcile with someone.
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov was an influential 18th-century spiritual teacher who said: “If you believe that you can damage, then believe that you can fix. If you believe that you can harm, then believe that you can heal.” Reach out, then, and make up with someone where there has been fracture.