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Authentic Love and Forgiveness – Part 2

…. this is a follow up from the previous post (Part 1)

The act of love and grace despite enourmous hurts thrown at you is incredibly hard. When I think about what Jesus endured as he was crucified I am amazed at the amount of love he had to be able to forgive despite the immense pain. The pain I feel could never be compared to that.

“Forgive them for they know not what they do”

Wow!

For us humans, we strive for that kind of love and grace. That’s what I aspire to. To love beyond the hurts; beyond the words lashed out towards me like punches in the gut; beyond the anger and resentment that is felt.

I told my friend that I forgave her yet I am still hurting and we haven’t yet resolved things. I have let go of any bitterness; though what lingers is the painful sting of her words.

I have a long way to go on that one and I’m thinking it’s going to take me the rest of my life to accomplish it – to even get close.

Until then I’m doing my best:
1) to let go a little more each day
2) make a conscious effort towards forgiveness
3) to allow God to heal my hurts

Lisa Renshaw is a mom, business owner and passionate writer. Her interests are varied so topics she writes about include everything from business to being a mom, raising a daughter and son, healthy living and more. Her business articles can be seen the in the Business Magazine of Florida (http://businessmagazinegainesville.com) and on her Blu Dove Designs business Blog at http://bludovedesigns.com

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