Jesus takes the slightest spark of hope in your life and blows on it, gently. He looks into your life and He sees the spark each of us have. It may be covered up with guilt or sin, but there is a fire burning in the life of every single person. If you allow Him, Jesus will find that fire and blow His Holy Spirit upon it. And when He does it will burst into flame, all for His glory.
We often confuse reconciliation with being restored. In the case of our relationship with God there is restoration. And that is what will open the door for our reconciliation with others on a horizontal basis. Relationships that many of us think can never be healed can indeed be reconciled, healed, through Jesus.