…. 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”
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