In 2008 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd issued an official national apology for the mistreatment of Australia’s indigenous people.

Since then, evidence has abounded that race relations have simply gotten worse with open resentment and even violent protests in Australia.

The latest despicable display of racial bitterness is NRL star Cody Walker’s unoriginal refusal to sing the national anthem before the State of Origin opener.

You’d never guess it’s actually “National Reconciliation Week”, unless that means racist virtue-signalling week. Yes, the people complaining loudest about racism are plainly racists demanding obeisance.

This week will potentially only serve to deepen resentment & widen divisions between Aussies who really don’t see any differences between us and those with varying fractions of indigenous blood who may or may not hold everyone else guilty for historical wrongs. 

Fortunately most non-Aboriginal Australians are sensible enough to overlook these childish acts.

Merriam-Webster defines reconciliation as restoring friendship or harmony. Reconciliation has never been further from grasp than it is now, but there are profound changes that must happen and obstacles which must be removed before it ever can happen.

Apologies are useless without forgiveness.

I can’t tell whether it’s a majority or a minority of Australian’s with indigenous heritage, but far too many are clinging to victimhood in a way that makes reconciliation a long way off.

Just this morning on one of the breakfast news shows one Aboriginal elder nonchalantly mentioned there can “never be forgiveness” for some historical attack.

Various notable figures including Nelson Mandela have been quoted as saying  “Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

There’s no substitute for personal responsibility.

There can be no moving forward while so many people are hopelessly mired in the past. There can be no friendship with people constantly reminding you of what people you don’t know did to other people you never met and holding you responsible for it.

The standard rejection of this sage wisdom by bitter blacktivists cites ongoing injustices as justification for constantly picking the scabs cherished since the 18th Century.

But that’s the problem. There’s always going to be immature jerks of deficient character to legitimise the grievance industry. At some stage you’re going to have to put down the poison and stop waiting for the other person to die.

The only person you can control is you. The only attitude you can adjust is yours. Placing all your hopes for reconciliation in behaviours desired of other people is to abdicate your own responsibility and transfer all your power to those people.

There’s no such thing as ‘your truth’.

One thing many are calling for in this year’s virtue signalling week is a foundation of truth. The obese elephant in the room though is the omnipresent imposition of a single perspective being offered as objective truth.

The implication is that if you dissent from the status quo, you are the problem, and you must be re-educated to understand concepts such as white-guilt, white-privilege, and pervasive, systemic racism.

Consequently, you must agree to whatever reparations are unreasonably demanded by the grievance industry. Never mind that frequent inter-tribe invasions, massacres & wars were at least as common here as the rest of world history: but when whites do it, it’s unforgiveable.

Race-based solutions are just racism in lipstick.

An objective Truth which undergirds Western common law is Imago Dei, a Latin phrase which means that every human being is made in the image of God and as such is of equal value.

That’s why slavery is wrong, the holocaust is wrong, segregation and abortion are wrong – they devalue entire classes of humans. That’s why suffrage is right, as are equal pay laws. There is no natural difference between any two persons’ inherent value regardless of age, gender, religion or race.

To suggest then that our constitution should honour one ethnic group and no other is to divide Australians on race, something we’ve rightly strived to erase over time.

To suggest there should be extra recognition in our Parliaments for certain voices, solely because of their race and to the permanent exclusion of all others, is to violate the sacred democratic value of one man, one vote.

Blacktivists hate Australia.

There are some people who simply want no part of this nation. They have no affection for Australia in their hearts. 

They loudly decry the evils of the continent’s settlement by ignorantly calling it an invasion. Some athletes, revelling in the platforms & privileges which accompany the elite levels they’ve achieved. Some even refuse to sing the national anthem, bitterly claiming it doesn’t represent their family.

How are we meant to be reconciled to people who take great pride in utterly rejecting having anything to do with us? We have a flag that includes everyone who wants to be and excludes no one because they aren’t the right colour.

We have an anthem that rejoices in equal opportunity for everyone. We have a government that grants every adult equal voice regardless of their identity.

There can never be reconciliation until the voices of mature Australians drown out those who prefer to exploit and prolong division.

Maturity requires forgiveness instead of resentment, moving forward without demanding certain conditions from others, accepting that we’re going to have divergent opinions about who done what when, relinquishing a subjective notion of reparative ‘justice’, and happily choosing to be one of us: a functional Australian without a racially-charged chip on your shoulder.

National Reconciliation Week is only intended to change white people, only makes demands of white people, and only holds white people responsible for any lack of reconciliation.

As such it disempowers black people, locks them in a prison of paternalism, and tells them they are entirely helpless victims dependent on the good will & character of others.

It’s another example of how the ‘progressive’ road of good intentions doesn’t lead to anywhere.


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The problems with so called reconciliation are all focused on having this rubbish thrust down our throats by do-gooder white politicians when it is patently obvious that the biggest problem facing the advancement of aborigines is the aborigines themselves. Victim mentality fomented by white do-gooders most of whom have never been within cooee of any outback settlements. On top of that you have aboriginal “leaders” committing heinous crimes of theft from their own kind and exploitation of the more servile members of their race. Geoff Clark and the heads of the now defunct ATSIC come to mind. At the root… Read more »

AussieMigrant
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AussieMigrant

David, this is one fine commentary. Right on the button. I have sent it worldwide, it’s that good. THANK YOU. I would say at least half of mankind would rather focus on the problem, repeatedly, endlessly, blindly, than seek real, doable, acceptable solutions. As I have said before show me a blamer and I’ll show you a loser … it’s always someone else’s fault, and definitely not mine, no way, never in a month of Sunday’s. Conversely winners accept responsibility and march on from short term failure to long term success. Here’s a tip to all you losers so broken… Read more »

Reflection
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Reflection

I am sick to death of the whinging aboriginal. Give me, give me, give me, is their motto!! Move on, get a life and leave the rest of us alone.

Earn your own keep if you are so aggrieved instead of depending on others for your upkeep.

Reflection
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Reflection

Albanese will be pleased, Labor has its own ‘Turnbull’ – keeping Shorten in the tent won’t help Albanese, just ask Tony Abbott.

Bill Shorten has told some of his colleagues that he has not given up the idea to be leader again according to 2GB news report.

Shorten does not have one iota of sincerity in his body. Again reading from notes whilst addressing his colleagues, telling them it wasn’t his fault, it was everyone else’s fault that they lost the election.

pelican
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pelican

the Government uses National Reconciliation Week as a good excuse to pour gasoline on the flames of hatred it fans thoughout the year…from refusing to make wannabe Abos prove their DNA to join the billion dollar gravy train of cash handouts, to simply banning whites from over 50% of Australia which is now Abo apartheid states..funded by white Aussie dollars…only for the major footy codes, these half castes and less would be the most despised people in the country…already in Queensland the ALP is encouraging wannabe abos to simply walk onto farms and claim ownership..I expect its only a matter… Read more »

Tosir
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Tosir

God looks at the heart and not the color of skin.Its all about CHARACTER !

JurisPrudence
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JurisPrudence

Why are we srtill debating whether it was an invasion or not? A military flotilla that arrives, armed with canons, muskets and pistols, and manned by the British Navy and Army, is an invasion. Especially when the opposition had virtually no arms, just spears, rocks, etc. But hey, it was 231 years ago everyone and it’s certainly time to move on. In the meantime, we have given our natives billions and billions as reparation and integration assistance. To be still protesting now is like whingeing about the two world wars, or the Depression. Our Aboriginals could have done much worse:… Read more »

Lady Pirate
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Lady Pirate

Reconciliation. That word has been abused for so long regarding the aboriginals. An older Abo I spoke with back up in Cairns once said to me. Unless we stop all this beating up of whitey, blame, blame there will never be reconciliation. It keeps opening up wounds. He said the young Abo’s are the problem and those that have an interest in keeping this going. Yes there were things done to us people. But that was in the past. I thought how refreshing.

Rinaldo
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Rinaldo

Aboriginal definition – “…….The definition of Aboriginality has a long and contentious history in Australia. Different classification systems (many with significant personal and social consequences) have moved in and out of fashion. Even today, two very different definitions are concurrently in use. One, predominating in legislation, defines an Aboriginal as ‘a person who is a member of the Aboriginal race of Australia’. The other, predominating in program administration but also used in some legislation and court judgements, defines an Aboriginal as someone ‘who is a member of the Aboriginal race of Australia, identifies as an Aboriginal and is accepted by… Read more »

Observer-GC
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Observer-GC

Just a thought after reading about the increasing assaults on paramedics (ambulance staff), police and fireman, could it possibly have anything to do with increasing militarisation of uniforms worn by such people? I am old enough to remember if you got hurt, walk into an ambulance station and a bloke in a white shirt would give you first aid – few questions asked.

Verity
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Verity

I heard Adam Goodes (perpetually offended professional victim) yesterday referring to Australians and First Australians. While this divisive language continues there can never be any reconciliation. I posted this link last week and am outraged that my granddaughter is being indoctrinated with lies and blame through our marxist education system. http://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/3180543/classroom-resources-to-help-schools-promote-a-broader-understanding-of-the-stolen-generations ATSIC was formed to shut these perpetual victims up. How did that work out? Former ATSIC boss Geoff Clark, his wife and two sons are facing more than 1,000 additional fraud, theft and deception-related charges connected to Indigenous organisations in south-west Victoria. Key points: Geoff Clark says the charges… Read more »

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FORMER PRESIDENT BoD CALLS ON JEWS TO KILL JEREMY CORBYN “I think we [Jews] should sacrifice [i.e. kill] him [Jeremy Corbyn] for all the trouble that he has caused [us].” – Lionel Kopelowitz, former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD) 29 May 2019 Top Jew calls for Jeremy Corbyn to be “sacrificed” The Board of Deputies of British (sic) Jews is the leading Jewish ethno-activist organisation in Britain. In fact it is the prototype of such organisations in the world, having been formed in 1760. At an Elders of Zion – sorry Board of Deputies –… Read more »

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

Everytime anal & rima & shorten open their mouths they are insulting the average Australian . Always egged on by the cretins in the msm , sbc/sbs . None of them have learned anything .

paisley
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paisley

There has been an interesting Breitbart poll on which area you wish President Trump would focus on more?
Health care is right down the list at 3%, with illegal immigration at 42%, and Clinton/Deep State crimes at 29% at the top of the list
It seems the people want Clinton in jail.

Illegal immigration (42%, 25,986 Votes)

Clinton/Deep State crimes (29%, 18,124 Votes)

Big Tech censorship (13%, 7,833 Votes)

Ending foreign wars (5%, 3,371 Votes)

Julian Assange/whistleblower protection (5%, 2,874 Votes)

Healthcare (3%, 1,997 Votes)

Stopping opioid crisis/drug war (2%, 1,095 Votes)

Helping nuclear families (1%, 742 Votes)

EsraStar
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EsraStar
SirJohnHenryBallsPh.D.
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SirJohnHenryBallsPh.D.

Due to being a former prime minister, Tony Abbott will now receive an annual pension of $307,542 – a raise of more than $100,000 on his backbencher’s salary of $207,100.

SirJohnHenryBallsPh.D.
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SirJohnHenryBallsPh.D.

I don’t understand why we in Australia are so quick to criticise our major trading partner, China, at the behest of America. The Chinese helped us through the GFC that was caused by Wall Street and the US. What have the Chinese done that deserves our enmity? Culturally they are different but so what, the Chinese I have met have been happy and friendly and generally they integrate well. There has been a Chinese presence here for over 150 years.

markwilliams
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markwilliams

Please advise why my posts are marked “awaiting moderation” but are never published

Bushbabe
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Bushbabe

The MSM supports this GRUB as a 2020 Presidential Candidate front runner. https://www.infowars.com/joe-biden-flirts-and-gropes-another-young-girl-on-camera/

Goosey
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Goosey

Thankyou David. Our Aboriginal friends have many dreamtime stories, and each of these stories have multiple levels of meaning. Often one story will have a navigation meaning, a health meaning, something for children, men, women, strangers. I have been privileged to hear three levels of meaning for one story. There needs to be a story about bitterness, about unforgiveness, about resentment. Perhaps there is one somewhere. If there is, let it be told again. In case there is not, let me begin the idea by telling a story about a river. The river, sometimes was happy, and sometimes sad, and… Read more »

Inkeemegee
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Inkeemegee

Jst a heads up. I have been absent for some time. I said earlier election campaigns are boring and a bit like tele-evangelst stuff,,,,endless lies. But be back until bored am i. And by way off a reminder,,,,,i am never wrong, ever.

Ballbreaker
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Ballbreaker

Red Over Black – Geoff MacDonald

Communist use of Aboriginal issues to advance own ends; sees Aboriginal land rights and federal intervention in State affairs, especially Qld, as holding back industrial development and dividing the nation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6YVj1q3NxY

Missionchris
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Missionchris

Can someone tell Raelene Castle , if she goes to the same hair dressers/beautician as Niki Sava with her hair style she will prolly have as many wrinkles as Niki, but in Raelene’s case they will be deep enough to hide the moles and bumps on her face so she will look like Barry Cassidy and Nikis love child that was a Jenny Craigs drop out!

cinerama
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cinerama

Why are women like KFC?

After you’ve finished with the thigh and breasts, all you have left is a greasy box to put your bone in.

loose_ends_wa
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loose_ends_wa

Every now and AGAIN someone out there drags this out of the Closet.Kevin 07 did it to say Sorry.He should have said sorry to all of the Australian people with what his Government did.JuLIAR bought the Gay Marriage out of the CLOSET every time she wanted the Media not to look too close to all her problems and rorts.That one and Penny Got It Wrong always voted against it.If anything this Last Election has bought to the Fore the DOUBLE STANDARDS of the GREENS and their Partners in CRIME The Union Thugs Labor with a fool Leading the way.Both those… Read more »

BigBoyScotty
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BigBoyScotty

So I got moderated by the mods first time ever in 6 years because I said that I hate the Abos because they hate us white folks………………Tell me this is not whats happening to our site.

Heres what the mods said to replace my quote….” Mind the language please Scotty.”

Flysa
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Flysa

Most of the shit stirrers are part abo, many with a minute touch of the tar brush. Any inclusion of the abos in the Constitution is a joke. Each would have to undergo a DNA test to determine their abo percentage and have their entitlement card programmed to reflect that percentage. Most would be less than ten percent from the look of them.

johnsamson
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johnsamson

I posted this yesterday under a different topic but it now strikes at the heart of this article.

Morgan Freeman shuts up race baiter on US Black history month: You want one? I don’t either.

Sharp and to the point.

‘Stop talking about race.’ (50 sec video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3cGfrExozQ

Micky C
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Micky C

Reconciliation. For me, more questions than answers.

Reconciliation has been done , has it not? Sorry not good enough? BILLIONS not good enough?

So…how do you go about killing off the industry that the interested grievance groups have created now that they make a LIVING from it?

How does a Govt close departments of full of dead wood bludger parasitic public servants that NEED this bleeding and divisive hatred to continue FOR ETERNITY?

I know I’m already well over it and consider it a dead issue. but can this BS ever be cured while people make money from it?

ejada
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ejada

Labor still have not learned that merit trumps quotas everytime.

Indignant Elder
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Indignant Elder

Once a pedo.
He just can’t stop.

Biden Praises 10-Year-Old Girl as ‘Good Looking’ and Holds Her Shoulders.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/28/biden-praises-10-year-old-girl-as-good-looking-and-holds-her-shoulders/

Winston
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Winston

Significant rise in crime in three years under London’s Labour Muslim Mayor
Sadiq Khan
Breitbart London

Indignant Elder
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Indignant Elder

So what’s new?

Exclusive – Steve Hilton: Joe Biden ‘Has Taken Billions of Dollars in Bribes from the Chinese Government’.

https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2019/05/29/steve-hilton-joe-biden-taken-billions-dollars-bribes-chinese-government/

JimJim
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JimJim

Bill Shorten has broken his silence following Labor’s shock election loss, blasting corporate Australia for “telling lies and spreading fear”

Labor maggots have very short memories. Apparently ‘Mediscare’ didn’t occur.

Disraeli
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Disraeli

WHERE’S DUCK TRACY??

gazzss
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gazzss

Reconciliation … not likely when “Aboriginal” activists keep the blame game going from over 100 years ago … “Aboriginals who have more European blood than Aboriginal. My suggestion … get rid of the $20billion a year sorry money … get rid of the bloated bureaucracy fed by the money … make the grants etc. available to all who need them based on need … regardless of race/colour … one flag … don’t forget the past but never raise it again as an excuse for current day plights of Aboriginals.

BlackRoo
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BlackRoo

Great words Dave. A friend with my name, an Aboriginal told me years ago what Australia doesn’t understand is that we as a group of people will never see eye to eye. Australians see us as all one. Its like trying to get the entire continent of Europe speaking the same lingo and all getting on with the same values. Which tribe (his being Arante) will have the recognised Aboriginal language? We cannot have all 250 odd being selected for schools. And so it goes on and on. But the whities who cause the problems in the inner cities think… Read more »

TonyH
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TonyH

Well I was all set to go to the club and watch the State of Origin next week. So looks like I will be finding something else to do! No one had even heard of Cody Walker until this year! Over rated by any standard. Then Ado Carr gets involved. We will have our own version of that useless ingrate Colin Kaepernick of the NFL. Shows how hypocritical the whole Sporting body thing is when you look at what has happened to Folau. You can attack the Anthem. Rant on about radical Green policies, refuse to wear team uniforms because… Read more »

GTD
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GTD

No silly reconciliation nonsense.
No apology or Rudd’s meaningless sorry.
One country living under the one AUSTRALIAN flag. The poor me Indigenous industry costs $30 + billion.. Fxxk I’d love to know how much is wasted…
3.1% Australians are supposedly aboriginal.
Why is it 30% of them make up those in gaol.

Tosir
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Tosir

AN APOLOGY is given , but it must be accompanied by fruits of repentance.Repentance means turning and going the other way which the Australian Government, who represents the people has done. In fact compensation has been generous to the Indigenous. The Indigenous must be advised that they have a duty to forgive. ‘ I’m sorry ‘, ‘ I forgive you.’ Now we move on .

Missionchris
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Missionchris

OT, Mrs Mc demanded that I went grocery shopping with her ( Woolwortheless) tonight, I was going to buy ingredients for a bouillabaisse. The only condition I have that all the seafood must be Australian. I came hope with nothing , mussels and oysters from NZ (hence China) swimmer crap legs from Malaysia, Lobster from Cuba, fish and prawns from Thailand( grown in human shit) What made tonight great , I heard a woman say to a Woolworthless employee ” Do you have any Ingham chickens, as I will not buy a Zali Stegalls chicken for what they did to… Read more »

mots
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mots

We had the sorry, wasn’t that supposed to be the end, all fixed. It was tokenism then from the usual suspects to garner votes and bluff the usual dopes. Nothing is different, not one thing. It has become worse, more and more will never be enough.

Tricky Woo
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Tricky Woo

Very glad I’ve been busy this week as when I turned on the ABC news channel today there was some abo story so I decided I wasn’t having a break after all.

shango
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shango

As if Keneally’s track record wasn’t enough of an albatross around her neck, now, thanks to Labor’s Chromosome Quota, she’ll have an absolute Albotross to deal with, and nobody will be taking her seriously.

Trumby
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Trumby

When I was a Ringer on the Barkly Tablelands of the Northern Territory in 76 I asked the old blackfellas what they wanted out of life and their replies were that all they wanted was to be treated as equals in that they got equal pay and conditions and the same health services and equal opportunity to have their grandkids educated and their standard of life be equal to that of every other Australian and I tell you what I never met better Australians than that mob of blokes and all that other stuff they heard about from the government… Read more »

BigBoyScotty
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BigBoyScotty

Mind the language please Scotty.

cinerama
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cinerama
King of Hearts
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King of Hearts

Forgiveness.

Aborigines are not good at forgiveness, in fact forgiveness is something they find really difficult if not impossible.

Their orientation seems to be payback, the opposite of the Christian value of forgiveness.

Tosir
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Tosir

RECONCILIATION : With God first .We were God’s enemies, but God made us His friends through the death of His Son..Romans 5:10. First things first .

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