Reconciliation is attaining a state of being put right, or friendly, pleasing, or to gain by goodwill. It is consistent, a direction, or goal that is usually mutual, and reoccurring. This state of being made correct, and accountable, pertains to one of the healing Sacraments of the church, called the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Most people reconcile their checking accounts by comparing their balances to the bank statement, once a month. Immediate action may be required in order to maintain a good balance. Reconciling your account to keep it in good standing, is important to help provide you with the peace of mind that all is well.
It has become easy to substantiate the activity of your account on a daily basis with an on-line banking service, where transactions, can be tracked, showing deposits, withdrawals and current balances, which help you to avoid penalties and overdraft fees.
I wonder if my cousin Fran, still deposits an extra twenty-five dollars for every check she writes? That was her method of keeping her checking account reconciled, figuring if she had a credit balance, it would provide her with peace of mind, without taking the time to prove each month.
Reconciliation means to know we are in a state of being "put right" and in good balance with someone or something, by our effort.
Come to think of it, Fran may have had a good idea, after all, saving both time and money.
It could be compared "spiritually" to the good-deed doer. Setting aside a savings of another type, has little to do with reconciliation, except to keep on the right side of humanity, and keeping a good account for the day of judgement.
We must be reconciled with one another in order to be at peace. It is done with the words, I forgive, will you forgive me.
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