Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Little if any Progress

Well, the brothers, Demetrios and Christos, had their conversation and there is a question whether it did any good. They kissed and embraced each other upon first meeting, but not upon departing.

Demetrios is willing to continue a fraternal relationship that simply ignores the areas of contention. His impression, though, is that these issues will keep arising.

If they do, he intends simply to say, “Let us not discuss these things, as we will never agree.” But the question is, as it has been all along, whether Christos can live with that. He's still quite angry that Demetrios hasn't changed his mind.

Thank you for your prayers. Although I realize I did not specifically request them, I still know you’ve been praying. Thank you!


Anam Cara said...

These things take time as I am learning (painfully slowly!). In our case, I know things will never be as they once were (and perhaps, on learning what was smouldering underneath, that is a good thing). Baby steps. I rejoice at each baby step.

My hope is that eventually things will be better than before as each one begins to regard the other as a person in his own right and not project an image of what he should be and therefore cannot live up to. Perhaps this will happen for your family as well.

Remember, the opposite of love is not hate, it is apathy. The fact that they still even attempt to get together is a sign of charity and hope.