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Truth & Reconciliation Commissions are quite en vogue to aid in the mass healing of country. Recently thanks to the discount rack at Mount Royal Uniersity Bookstore, my hunny gifted me with Ellis Cose’s Bone to Pick which tracks these movements.

The intriguing part was when I reached the story of Timor and moving through their process for they dubbed their process: Reception, Truth & Reconciliation.

Why was reception chosen?

For this deeply Catholic Nation, it was reflecting on Luke 15 and asking who would act as the Father in reconciliation process of the Prodigal Son. Which then led them to realize that first each person must receive the other, allow space for the truth to be spoken before reconciliation could be possible.

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