I like to pass along posts that I believe in. I like to think I am helping to spread the “good news” that people can change their lives, even those who are totally lost and beyond what many think as redeemable.
This reblog is different. I am not sure I agree with all of the writer’s concepts, but they provoked so much inner thought and contemplation that I wanted to pass it along for all of you who follow my blog. Please take some time to contemplate the ideas presented here…then comment…I am interested to know what you think.
I’ve read a lot of articles about forgiveness recently, and the latest one entitled Revenge by Melodie Beattie, is probably the closest to honesty that we’re going to get. You see, I’m not sure if we actually tell the truth about our feelings when it comes to forgiving others. Melodie has tried to speak the truth to herself; she has allowed herself to feel the depth of the rage and the hurt, but she still goes on to try to find a way to forgive her transgressor in the midst of all that pain. To my mind, we’ve been sold a lot of ideas through our religious books about what we need to do to ‘earn’ God’s love, and forgiving others their transgressions against us is one of them. I suspect that a lot of the time, without even being aware of it, we are ‘forgiving’ others in order…
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