It’s Forgiveness Thursday. Forgiveness can be one of the most difficult tasks to complete. However, I have found that it will free your soul and open the door to happiness.
There are many misunderstandings about forgiveness. First, many think forgivenesses means reconciliation is necessary. That is not necessarily true. Sometimes reconciliation requires an act on the part of another person. Reconciliation sometimes never happens even when we want it to. At one time I struggled with the belief that forgiveness was an act of condoning what had been done. To me it seemed that forgiving might publicly indicate that nothing happened. God never condones a wrong and neither should we. Forgiveness never means that you condone anything. One of the more popular beliefs is we should forgive and forget. Usually we don’t forget a wrong because of a protective mechanism within us. Still others believe forgiveness should be quick. Forgiveness is a process that takes varying amounts of time. However, the quicker we are able to move through this process the better we will be.
Forgiveness is a way of releasing a heavy burden that will drag you down overtime. Join me today in forgiving yourself and others. It’s a process that is worth celebration. God bless you!