How competent/practiced can you become at forgiveness?
When I was younger, it took a lot more effort to learn how to forgive. In fact, I thought I simply was unable – especially if the other person was not repentant.
However, as I grew up, I discovered forgiveness has NOTHING to do with the other person.
And everything to do with you setting down the angst you carry as a response to whatever they did.
You don’t have to absolve them of their crime. This isn’t absolution. But you can put down the weight you’re carrying as a reaction.
Today’s reminder asks us to become completely proficient at the practice of forgiving other peoples’ actions.
(Of course I can think of at least one unforgivable crime that I choose to carry with me forever, I’m not perfect at this!)
But everything else? How much lighter might I be if I put down the weight of my anger toward another person’s misstep?
How competent might I become at this skill in this lifetime?
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