Grace to Forgive

Grace to Forgive

I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. John 17:15

I hope you will gradually realize that brokenness and pain propel you beyond all the love you have ever received. We all have experienced how human love isn’t enough to cover our pain, because that love is simply a limited expression of unconditional love. The search for God is a journey towards the full acknowledgment of love received thus far, and the pursuit of it to its source, which is Divine. This journey ultimately finds us forgiving our imperfect parents and the people who have wounded us. We discover we can forgive them because we see that, on the one hand, they have given us so much, and on the other hand, their love has started us on the way to experience the unconditional and unlimited love of which they were only a limited, conditional expression.

Lord, help me to forgive those who have wounded me. Help me to remember they are limited people with a limited ability to love, just like me.