Brownback declares “A Week of Reconciliation,” urges Kansans to settle their differences

? Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansans to settle their differences and forgive.

Brownback on Thursday issued a proclamation declaring this week, “A Week of Reconciliation.”

“As we begin to gather with our family and friends this holiday season, I want to encourage Kansans to consider the impact of reconciliation,” Brownback said in a news release.

“Reconciliation involves owning the past and looking forward to the future. As Mahatma Gandhi said: ‘Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.’ I urge all Kansans to contact and attempt to reconcile with anyone with whom they are estranged by harsh feelings or anger. When past wrongs are admitted and reconciliation is sought, a stronger relationship can be forged for the future,” Brownback said.

Brownback said while it may be difficult, reconciliation can improve human relations.