Forgive out of Love

Everyone has a bit of wisdom for you if you ask (myself included). We’re really blessed to be living in the world at this time, a time with so much potential and opportunity and so many smart people. Sometimes the wisdom is something we can apply to our lives now, sometimes it’s something that helps us years later, and sometimes the wisdom isn’t really for us, but for someone we know. Why does this matter? It matters because it reminds us that we’re not alone in this life. There are other people who are in desperate need of support and encouragement all around the world, and sometimes that person is us.

When it comes to wisdom and forgiveness, our topic this month, many people shy away because it’s just too touchy of a subject. But forgiveness is about more than just the pain of the bad stuff that happened to bring up forgiveness in the first place. Forgiveness recognizes the innate need in each of us to love, care, and be in relationship with others. Forgiveness is a way of showing that while we do have faults and make mistakes as part of our human nature, the relationships that are also part of our lives are more important to us than our failures.

We return to relationships, to people, to jobs that don’t satisfy us because we’re so desperate for those relationships. And sometimes that’s the right thing to do because there is a lot of potential there, if only we could all learn to work together better. Other times it is better for us to move on and dragging things out doesn’t help.  The longer you stay in the bad relationships the more you hurt yourself and the other person or people involved.  Instead you need to forgive each other for staying and release each other to the better things life has for you apart and commit to relationships that are good for all people involved.

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare

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