God blessed Jacob so that he left Laban with a large family and many possessions. To return to Canaan, Jacob knew he must reconcile with Esau. Jacob was afraid of his brother, but God protected him and Esau forgave him. God gave Jacob a new name, Israel, to symbolize his new beginning in the land of Canaan.
Forgiving others is hard, too, but God will help us if we ask him. When we are right with God and with other people, we will feel at peace. Just as Jacob probably felt happy and relieved after Esau forgave him, we feel better when our relationships are right with others and with God.
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