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

Author Unknown

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Chapter 3, Page 24, Book 19

Forgiveness is a funny thing.  It warms the heart and cools the sting.

William Arthur Ward

March 24th - forgive and move on

It really doesn’t matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.  You have things to do and you want to move on.

Author Unknown

If you’ve lived long enough, you’ve probably been both on the receiving and giving end of forgiveness..  I know I’ve had plenty of occasions for both.  Sometimes the hardest thing can be just to forgive myself.  But nothing is ever going to get better if I keep dwelling on what happened over and over.  It’s better to forgive and move on.

The refusal to forgive often comes from a desire to right the wrong .  But the past is done over so we need to let go and let God.   When we forgive, we experience peace because where there is no forgiveness there is always anger and anger and peace cannot exist in the same place.  When we let go of bitterness, we stopping dwelling on what hurt us .  

The dictionary says that forgiveness means to allow room for error or weakness.

We are only human and none, not one of us, is perfect.  We need to both receive and give forgiveness.  

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

Paul Boese


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Forgiveness is a gift we can give and receive.

NanaDiana said...

I think that is the hardest thing for me----to forgive myself. I sometimes relive 'errors' over and over again.
Wonderful post- xo Diana

betty said...

To forgive and be forgiven are truly great gifts we can give and be given. We all do things that need to be forgiven by others and in turns others do things that we need to forgive. To forgive graciously and to move on is so important to our lives especially with those we love who like us are human and will do things that we might object to.


jack69 said...

I'm with Nana above.
Also you are so right forgiveness in us is for US not the other party.
Cool but sunshine here in NC.
Sherry & jack

Mevely317 said...

I've always found it easier to forgive others than myself. Almost, like present-day challenges are my punishment. Then I'm reminded of a delightful drawing by Jodi Bergsma with the caption, "Some days the dragon wins."


I agree with everything you said about forgiveness. "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future."

Rick Watson said...

This is a good lesson.