It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, May 15, 2015

Chapter 5, Page 15, Book 15

Forgiving is love’s toughest work, and love’s biggest risk. If you twist it into something it was never meant to be, it can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator. Forgiving seems almost unnatural. Our sense of fairness tells us people should pay for the wrong they do. But forgiving is love’s power to break nature’s rule. 

Lewis B. Smedes

May 15th - love fosters peace. 

Forgive, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace. 

Author Unknown

When I walk away from a needless confrontation, offer a kind word, or help a friend in need, I have helped generate greater peace.

Grudges don't bring out the best in us.  Forgiveness does.

When I forgive, I wipe the slate clean. I can replace feelings of anger, resentment, or fear with peace, love, and courage.

Forgiveness doesn’t come easily and usually doesn’t come quickly, but I’ve learned that forgiveness is the fabric of a civil society .  It’s woven into every thread of cloth.

There are a lot of other people in this world. The more considerate you are of those people, even the ones who don’t seem to deserve it, the better off you yourself will be.

Ralph Marston


betty said...

It is so true to forgive; I think it helps one not to build up bitterness and anger over a situation. It might take a while to truly forgive the person, but its an effort that is well worth it.


jack69 said...

The statement on Grudges and forgiveness is such a jewel. Thanks. We are baby sitting today.... Stella is our cutie.


Forgiveness does not come easily to me. It is something I need to work more on. But this quote said it best, "Forgive, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace." Holding a grudge is too painful and unsettling.