Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Difficult Road of Forgiveness

I had to recently forgive someone for an injustice done to me. Forgiveness is difficult. I find it hard, especially if the person is not open to any kind of honest dialogue. I like the work of Sara Paddison on this, it is very helpful:
“Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.”

May we grow to learn the wisdom of these words as we desire to imitate the great forgiveness of God towards us in Christ.