The Final Forgiveness

There are those who hurt us and infuriate us, people who forever remain oblivious to the harm they are doing. They are locked into their own understanding of what is good and right.

You want to honor all they’ve done for you, but seeing them comes with a price. It is a constant battle of wanting to rise above knowing you will only be dragged below by your good intentions.

At what point do you let go?

It is best, purest, if it can be done now and the issues are put behind you. But they are difficult to let go of. We are human; we are — on both sides — in many ways locked into who we are and what we believe. It protects us, guides us and provides us with clarity. So perhaps you forgive, only to be set up once again for a battle of wills and false understanding. It is a vicious cycle.

Then you hear: he is dying. He is hanging on, but soon will be gone.

It is time for a final forgiveness, an acknowledgement of our own failings and the knowledge that the temporal, in the end, is a wisp of smoke, dissipating into thin air.

It is time, but it is still hard. You haven’t been heard. There have been assumptions and presumptions that wound. Rumors and lies that become fact in the minds of others.

What does it matter? His death isn’t the final word because you go on living. What matters most?

Refine me, O Lord, open my blind eyes and lead me down the path of forgiveness.


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7 Replies to “The Final Forgiveness”

  1. What matters most is to feel love and let the pain go. I’m sorry for what you are going through, Belinda.
    On a side note, your blog theme is different and it’s very fresh. Congrats on the update and change. 🙂

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  2. The weak can never forgive.Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong -Mahatma Gandhi.Beautiful words, aren’t they ?

    Infact here in India a holy event and a festival of forgiveness called Paryushana is being celebrated every year.

    As a matter of fact it’s underway right now , from 7th September to 14th September

    So Lets share our thoughts and celebrate Forgiveness

    https://insideoutwithrahulyuvi.com/2018/09/09/celebrating-forgiveness/

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