𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚂𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚘𝚛 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚙 𝚞𝚜 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚘𝚛𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚏𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚜.
As Jacob returned to Canaan, he was “greatly afraid and distressed” about how Esau would receive him (Genesis 32:7).As you read in Genesis 32–33 about Jacob’s encounter with Esau and his feelings leading up to it, you might ponder your own family relationships—perhaps one that needs healing.
Maybe this story could inspire you to reach out to someone.
Questions like these could help guide your reading and thoughts:
How did Jacob prepare to meet Esau?
What stands out to you about Jacob’s prayer found in Genesis 32:9–12?
What do you learn about forgiveness from Esau’s example?
How can the Savior help us heal family relationships?
See also Luke 15:11–32; Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Ministry of Reconciliation,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2018, 77–79.
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: Illustration of Jacob and Esau embracing, by Robert T. Barrett