“Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all people love poorly. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour increasingly. That is the great work of love among the fellowship of the weak that is the human family.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen
There comes a time where right or wrong no longer seems important. A place where pride is tossed aside, because it will eat you alive like a cancer, it needs a host.
Can I just love?
Can I love without expectation? I don’t have an answer to that question honestly.
Forgiveness is releasing another from your self defined obligations and says, I love and accept you for you, flaws and all.
Kindness, compassion and love make no sense to the cynical, hard hearted and bitter. Such people will view your kindness through their own distorted lens and project that on you.
But shine on! we are only responsible for our own behavior.
Some we love from a distance, others become a part of our inner circle, we invite them deep into our hearts.
I will start by forgiving, because I know for certain that there is freedom in forgiveness.