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”


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 ( and on her Blu Dove Designs business Blog at

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