Related commentaries – Reconciliation

Jacob Sends Messengers And Gifts to Esau – Genesis 32:1 – 32:21

Reconcile by Saying "Happy New Year”

One New Year’s Eve at London’s Garrick Club, British dramatist Frederick Lonsdale was asked by Symour Hicks to reconcile 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).