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Forgiveness


Goodness gracious, let it go. I can hear my Momma’s voice in my head. Disappointments and frustration with other people are part of living. Forgive them (or yourself) and more on. She was a great friend and I really miss her. When we hold a grudge it can be almost palpable. We think we are masking our feelings, but they are as plain as day. Our body language, facial expressions and the words we choose, are riddled with the emotional pain we feel. We build walls and over time we can, unintentionally, separate ourselves from our friends. Proverbs‬ ‭17:9‬ ‭AMP‬‬ “He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, But he who repeats or gossips about a matter separates intimate friends.” ‭‭ Forgiveness can be hard. Hurts, hurt. We feel emotional pain and we can have trouble reconciling those feelings. We think about them. We pick on them like we are picking on a scab. We turn them over and over in our minds trying to make sure we are right to have our feelings. That’s the thing about forgiveness. It’s not about who is right and who is wrong, it’s about loving them anyway. Forgiveness is an intentional and voluntary act of love. Forgiveness doesn’t condone, or even pardon the attributed issue, but it does release us from the hurt. Forgiveness is an act of love. Jesus is famous for saying that very thing. ‘Forgive others because I forgave you.’ Not because any of us deserve forgiveness, but because He loves us. He loves us too much to leave us alone. That my friends is love.

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