poppyOffer it up personally, then. Right now. I thought of how many people go to their graves unforgiven and unforgiving. I thought of how many people have had siblings or friends or children or lovers disappear from their lives before precious words of clemency or absolution could be passed along. How do the survivors of terminated relationships ever endure the pain of unfinished business? From that place of meditation, I found the answer – you can finish the business yourself, from within yourself. It’s not only possible, it’s essential.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

The only addendum I would add to this beautiful quote about the power of forgiveness is that I believe God helps us in this journey within towards forgiveness. It’s not really about forgiving one we feel has wronged us so much as letting go of the pain attached to the feeling of being wronged. God’s immeasurable love makes it possible.

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