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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Forgiveness

Getting back into my blog again after a layoff to pursue other things I value, I thought I would start off with the word forgiveness, because I believe that its a very essential part of our lives.
I would class Forgiveness as a releasing action, and a wonderful power to find within ourselves. David Augsburger has this to say about it.
Since nothing we intended is ever faultless, and nothing we attempt ever without error, and nothing we achieve without some measure of finitude and fallibility we call humanness, we are saved by Forgiveness.
My way of looking at it basically comes down to the fact that the more we hurt others, the more we hurt ourselves. And the less we learn to forgive, the less we will be forgiven.
I feel very clearly, that the longer we hold on to those things that hurt us in the past, the more disillusioned we become as we step into the future day by day. And unless you do something about it, that sack on your back only gets heavier and heavier. Because I come into contact with many people in regards to the life I live, I never cease to feel both sad, and amazed at the stories I have heard, and the events I have witnessed about people who find it so hard to leave the past where it belongs. And I don’t want you to think that I am presenting this to you in a critical manner, For I myself have been guilty of it.
My only reason for writing items like this, is to please ask people who find it so hard to leave those things that hurt you at some time or another, where they can no longer hurt you. Don’t give others the satisfaction of taking those precious moments that you need so badly to face the things that are waiting to put challenge, love, and endless things that could colour your everyday presence as a human being.