Related commentaries – Bitterness

The Curses For Disobedience – Deuteronomy 29:16 – 29:29

Restoring a Strained Relationship

One New Year’s Eve at London’s Garrick Club, British dramatist Frederick Lonsdale was asked by Symour Hicks to reconcile himself with a fellow member. The two had quarreled in the past and never restored their friendship. “You must,” Hicks said to Lonsdale. “It is very unkind to be unfriendly at such a time. Go over now and wish him a happy New Year.” So Lonsdale crossed the room and spoke to his enemy.  “I wish you a happy New Year,” he said, “but only one.” (Today in the Word, July 5, 1993)