Reconcile: Everyday Conversations

Episode 8: Jacqueline Block

December 15, 2018 Season 1 Episode 8
Reconcile: Everyday Conversations
Episode 8: Jacqueline Block
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Reconcile: Everyday Conversations
Episode 8: Jacqueline Block
Dec 15, 2018 Season 1 Episode 8
Jacqueline Block
“If we are going to offer reconciliation to the world, we need to offer space. Space to reconcile ourselves to God and space to reconcile to ourselves”.
Show Notes

Jacqueline Block is a MCC Saskatchewan board member, has a Masters of Theological Studies in Old Testament, and recently finished training as a Spiritual Director. Jacqui believes that her own journey of reconciliation with God, in Christ, compels her to seek peace with and for others. Within this episode Jacqui challenges the listener to take risks in relationships, to know that there will be hurt and woundedness, but trust that we can turn to God for a true reconciliation.

Jacqui’s invitation to enter the reconciliation journey is to offer space. She states, “If we are going to offer reconciliation to the world, we need to offer space. Space to reconcile ourselves to God and space to reconcile to ourselves”. For Jacqui this means trust, graciousness, forgiveness, and risk as we engage in relationships.  Jacqui goes on, “I allow God’s grace and forgiveness to come into my heart and allow this to be the key thing that reconciles”.

We invited Jacqui to our house for a meal and conversation around these five questions: 
 
 1.   How would you define reconciliation?

2.   What experiences have defined this understanding?

3.   Where have you seen grace in the reconciliation journey?

4.   How would you invite other people into understanding reconciliation?

5.   Why is reconciliation important to you?

Then we recorded her reflections.

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Links from the episode:

Queen’s house Retreat and Renewal Centre 

Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Mennonite Central Committee Saskatchewan

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Reconcile: Everyday Conversations is a project of Mennonite Central Committee Saskatchewan aimed at facilitating conversations among settler/non-Indigenous Canadians around our role in reconciliation.

Project Coordinator: Heather Peters
Recording and Editing: Joel Kroeker
Music by A Northern Road to Glory



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