Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Move on!

"The great temptation is to cling in anger to our enemies and then define ourselves as being offended and wounded by them. Forgiveness, therefore, liberates not only the other but also ourselves."
Henri Nouwen, "Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith"

Such a wise statement! We can churn ourselves into butter in anger and bitterness and for what? The person we are angry with may have no awareness that we are even offended! What a waste of energy! Forgiving others frees us up to move on with our lives and not waste precious time plotting revenge or robbing ourselves of joy. It's Lent. Time to move on. Love, heidi

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