All tagged forgiveness

Consider for a Moment

I would like to think that as we progress in life and enter the later stages of it, we begin to look back on how we lived our lives. Whether you want to admit it or not I would also venture to guess that we think of how we are going to be remembered. It is hard not to. I do not believe you can think of your past without considering how it is going to affect the future, even a future that does not include you within it.

Living with Mistakes

Perfection. The existence of this word is perplexing and has vexed humans forever. Why should such a word exist when it is never attainable by humans? We are at our core flawed in every way and will never be the perfection that so many people strive to be.

Sunday Reflection II

After we've started to understand that we need to forgive in order to really move on from when someone has wronged us the next decision if they're a person who was present in our lives is ultimately whether or not this person gets a second chance to continue to be present in our life. One thing is certain and we should get this out of the way right now, it is impossible to give someone a real second chance without forgiving them.

Forgiveness.

I used to hold grudges, walk around mad at someone or a group of people who I felt wronged me, was poking fun at me, etc. I look back on it now and realize that it was all for nought. These days I take a much different approach. I had this lightning bolt moment a few weeks ago with the recurring theme of if Jesus forgives everything I do why shouldn't I forgive everything someone does against me? Who am I not to forgive? Who are we not to forgive? By not forgiving our neighbors for what they do are we proclaiming that we are somehow above the Lord in this regard? That's the third rail of religion for me friends (touch it and you die) and I'm not going there.