“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
"But if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."
We all walk through life feeling our own justifications as to why we are disgruntled with others. After all, we are uniquely different, unable to see the beauty of a colorful mesh. We lack the ability to see the actual vibrance of two colors collaborating together to offset an inexplicable art whose vision can only be held by the artist himself - God.
It is our blindness towards pure innate beauty that prevents this. For we have predisposed conceptions defining the moral fibers of our lives. Yet, who are we to decide what patterns intertwine beautifully? Have we not once looked at colors we felt would never connect, yet upon greater inspection and manipulation found that they in turn do so? And, with such delightful beauty that our new creation transforms mundane attributes of our humble abode into a show stopping center piece?
So is it true with the relationships we form in life. Yes, there are times we may not agree on a specific outcome, but God has placed us together for comfort and condolence so we are not alone. Is there someone in your life that still has you disgruntled? Are there little tugs throughout the day that prompt you to reconnect with this individual? Are these mini memories transporting you into a once happy past you both shared?
Then God wants you to forgive. These little tugs, nuances of life, is the Holy Spirit's voice prompting you to listen. Prompting you to realize that, yes, you come from diverse backgrounds with various differing opinions in life; yet you were placed together to offer guidance and assistance to each other.
Forgiveness is not for the weak of heart. After all, when we decide to discard someone from our life it takes a great amount of energy. A tremendous amount of thought. Something not easily handed out lightly. To do so and forgive, means that our initial decision may have been wrong, slightly a brash, rushed into with little prior thinking. And God knows we hate to be wrong!
Sadly, we the true masters of our own personal faith may find it unsettling, filled with fibers of doubt. It is difficultfor us to choke down that we may have been a bit emotional or unsteady when we began this endeavor initially. But, as you know, a true Christian always has room for forgiveness. It is what binds us to God himself; after all, look at our sins that mount each day. Does he not acquit each of them due to his great love for us?
It is time we get off our own mighty throne of self-righteousness! The thrones that promise to allow us to die alone, in peace, without a hand to grasp in our hour of need. Instead, we get up, reach out, forgive! Mesh into the true products of beauty God intended.
Is there someone you need to forgive today?