23 April 2018
Ah forgiveness, there’s a good one. Each of us has been in a situation where we needed to seek, ask, or hope for forgiveness. There have been other situations where we may have struggled with granting forgiveness to another. It can be a difficult situation when we are on the wronged side of the equation. You may be expecting me to toss a cliché quote in here, and I’m trying really hard not to do that. There are so many to consider, so I’ll leave it up to you to delve into those to supplement this piece.
Forgiveness is one of those intangibles in life that means so much, yet there are many variables and dynamics that surround it. It can be consuming beyond the simple aspects of giving and receiving. We often judge ourselves so critically when we have hurt another that it’s tough to accept an apology even after we’ve asked for one. In the future, when someone finds it in their heart to forgive us and give us the grace we have so longed for, we should try harder to accept it. It makes the forgetting, on everyone’s part, so much easier. After all, forgiveness is one of the sincerest forms of love — and we can all use more of that.