Saturday, February 25, 2012

Taste of Forgiveness

By: Kyle Elden

“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

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that that situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“It is easy to forgive, until you have something to forgive” ~ CS Lewis

When people are careless

When sweat and tears are wet on your face & body
from carrying the heavy weight of hurt

When you have dark marks on your sacred heart
from reckless hands

When your eyes are marred by dirt and dust
of another’s stumbling walk

When it seems it will never end

When the pain closes in, pulls you under
in this body of water, this undercurrent

When thrashing in the depths, at the bottom
you taste death’s dismal wine

When you come up, break surface

When you take deep breath and know
you are alive

When your eyes open and the world is bright,
the sun greets you, spreads warmth, wraps around you

When you have been lifted, called into the arms of
the Beloved, you know Love

When you sit at love’s feast it is sweet ripe red & purple berries,
juice of forgiveness bursting in your mouth

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