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When we think of the word “season “, it usually refers to a period of time such as the change of seasons in a given calendar year. Another interpretation refers to how the right or appropriate spice can make something delicious.

When we think of the sad event, the whole world is experiencing the night of the last Oscars, when Will Smith came on stage and punched Chris Rock in the face in hopes of protecting his wife’s honor, leaving bad taste in most of our mouths. After much has been said and done, more has been said so far than has been done about this escapade.

Jada’s comment was simply, “This is a season for healing, and I’m here for it.” One can only interpret this in countless ways.

Over the years, I have done a lot of work on the subject of forgiveness and healing. In fact, years ago I defended the term “Hate Treatment: How to Forgive to Live” because I understand the importance of the role of forgiveness in healing.

Although Will Smith has publicly apologized, true communication is not just what one says, but how one accepts it. Was Will really sincere when he apologized on social media?

The question that comes to mind is why he really hit it in public on one of the biggest nights of the year. He was supposed to be defending Jade’s honor because of her alopecia situation, but was there anything more than that? Will finally laughed when Chris first told the joke. There may be something a little deeper below the surface.

If a person really wants true and lasting healing, he must be honest and authentic. It must go beyond ordinary words and include real action. If Will’s action was due to something deeper than Chris’s remarks that night, then there must be some real search for the soul.

And if Jada is ready for a healing season and is here for it, then what role is she ready to play to help fix the fence? After all, this situation is made up of three ropes that were intertwined long before the evening of March 27. All three will be needed to commit to reconciliation or, at the very least, mutual respect.

The coin has two sides, and the other side of the coin is how does Chris Rock feel? He said very little at the time of this writing. I’m sure he was full of emotion and I can’t say for sure, but the inside tells me that Chris didn’t have a bad mood (no pun), he just spoke in his natural way as a comedian.

That’s what comedians do when a door opens, but did it go too far? I recently heard at one of the Oscar after parties that a famous African-American actor, when asked why he thinks Chris Rock didn’t respond to Will Smith, he said he believes it is because he feels his reactions will be set. on the shoulders of all of us as a people.

This is a good thought to think about. I once heard that when a white man makes a mistake, they only judge the man, but when a black man makes a mistake, they blame the whole race. In any case, Chris was tall and a professional.

I firmly believe that there is always hope for healing and a new beginning, but this must require the sincere interest of all parties involved. Whatever decision the Academy makes on how to hold Will Smith accountable, the public will continue to decide its own opinion through the public opinion court. The Smith family will face the Rock one way or another sooner or later.

Healing without hatred: This is a choice. This is a way of life. Hand it over.

Visit www.WendyGladney.com and www.forgivingforliving.org to learn more. Wendy is a life strategist, coach, consultant, author and speaker.

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