October 1, 2019 | View PDF
I once heard a wise person say that “Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different than it was.” This definition of forgiveness really spoke to me….and maybe it will speak to you as well.
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a constant attitude.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Think about it… Those words can absolutely set you free in your life and in your relationships, if you allow them too, because letting go is a choice. You limit yourself from being open to other people when you hold on to pain and hold on to resentment. That hurt feeling that you have been feeling for so long…it is nothing more than your ego’s response to a person or situation. You are choosing to allow that feeling to hold power over you.
“So, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
To find forgiveness is to find freedom. The moment you come to this realization you liberate yourself as well as make more room inside for more compassion for everybody else around you.
So today, unburden your mind and release your spirit to find the courage to let go. Let it all go! It’s time to stop blaming yourself for making poor choices. It’s time to let go of the past that you thought you wanted. Let it all go! And then, allow God’s love, compassion, and acceptance to flow through you every day in every way.