Relationships and lent

A very important aspect of Lent is the review of our relationships with others.

 

Sadly, I keep hearing of the hurt that we cause each other.

 

Our insecurities can cause us to put up Barriers and defence mechanisms in our relationships.

 

We can act emotionally without the guidance of our reflective attributes.

 

Emotions can depend on so many things :
They can act out on past experiences…
They can act out of fear…
They can act out of conditioning…
They can act out of illness and hormonal reactions…
and a number of other reasons…

 

When we are aware of these influences it is more possible to act out of our reason and decision making.

 

As part of our reflection, it is good to ask these questions.

 

Am I respectful in my thoughts, words, actions and secret thoughts towards my:

Family including spouse, children parents etc? Then I invite you to make the decision to be respectful and even to apologise if it helps.

 

Is there some relationship that needs healing in my life? Do I need to take steps to help bring healing if appropriate…

 

Do I need to overcome my fear of rejection and reach out to others with respect acceptance and love?