I need a “making-up mentor.” Maybe you do too. It helps to observe people who are good at making apologies and receiving them, at honestly talking about a hurt and then moving forward.
If we let God use his Word to show us healthy ways to mend relationships, there is a multiplying benefit. As we follow, we become leaders. The effect is felt in our homes, our workplaces and the Church.
Why do the things we long for and finally receive let us down? The easy answer is that my fellow teachers needed better husbands and different teaching positions. And that I would have been happier in a bigger or newer house.
But the problem for any of us is not really the job, the spouse, the kids, or the house. The problem is what we are asking of those things. We want them to fill us up, to make us feel whole. Our hearts only feel whole when we are connected to the holy.