Something About Forgiveness

Forgiveness is hard. Sometimes forgiving someone is more of a journey and doesn’t happen instantly. Forgiving doesn’t always mean forgetting. We all have experiences where we are deeply hurt and we cannot forgive and that’s a very human thing. To err is human and to forgive is divine as the old saying goes. Reconciliation is a good thing but in some instances may never happen.

Right now some people have been harmed to the point where forgiveness is the furthest thing from their minds let alone their hearts. I know I am not perfect and I have made my share of mistakes and all can say is that forgiveness is a gift and it’s a hard thing to give.

Forgive as you have been forgiven if you can.

Sunday Reflection: Giving Yourself A Break – Love Generously

Everyone makes mistakes. No one is perfect. I am usually harder on myself than others. Giving yourself space to be imperfect and human is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. Personally I have learned this the hard way. A lifetime of being a people pleaser and making errors along the way has made me take a step back and to realize I can’t please everyone and hope that they will forgive me and more importantly I won’t lose sleep over it all. It is important to show grace to everyone.

Another thought for this Sunday is to let love be real. Love one another. Be vigorous in serving ones higher power. Celebrate hope and give hospitality to strangers. That doesn’t mean always inviting them into your house but extending care to those who are in need. There are many things we can do to do good things and to kick bad stuff to the curb. Avoid revenge. People who do you wrong will have to face the music someday. Treat your enemies as you would wish to be treated and maybe they won’t be enemies much longer.

May you all find peace this week. I am hoping for the best for all of us. Grace, peace and love you crazy people.

Sunday Reflection: No One Is Perfect And Grace Is Good

No one I know is perfect. No one. Not even me. Seeking perfection is a challenge that everyone will fail at and that’s OK. In that relentless pursuit of perfection we miss out on a lot. Our connection with one another means we share in that imperfect life that does more to unite us than any perfect life could. Everyone makes mistakes and it’s through those errors that allows forgiveness to come into play.

Grace is a great gift because it means you are being gift of pardon from whatever wrongs you have committed. It can bring people together where they were once apart. It’s okay to give and receive grace and still have issues to work out in any relationship. It’s grace that gives a point of reboot in life.

Forgiveness is really hard and its more about the person who was injured letting go of any anger or animosity that the person who was hurt the most. Be not afraid to reconcile and renew your hearts and minds for something higher and better.

So in your seeking to be perfect know it will never happen. Be satisfied with the person you are right now. Give people you know the chance to be who they are in the moment.

Rambling About Offending

No one likes to be offended. Unintentionally it happens because we are all human. Nice people make mistakes and we feel it when people have been hurt. My goal is to be kind but when necessary rock the boat a little when situations call for it. You can never have a relationship that is conflict free and sometimes words can hurt. So with all that being said being slow to anger and quick to forgive is a good rule of thumb.