06 Jun Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 3
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 3-Richmond, Virginia:
Forgiveness true and real forgiveness comes from deep inside your soul. It is easy to say to a friend I forgive you. However, in the back of your mind you still hold a grudge and even worse with someone who you do not consider a friend. Why do we hold so much hate and anger in our hearts? Does this not hold us back from the kingdom of God?
The truth is that it takes a lot to move past an event of pain or hurt that someone has caused us. We are an evolving race who are constantly searching for comfort and love in this world. When someone violates us in a way that is emotionally disturbing our first reaction is to get even or to retaliate. We all know in hindsight that this type of behavior is juvenile and many good relationships are destroyed as a result of a human mistake that we all make on a daily basis.
No one on Earth is perfect and we all need forgiveness. So why are we so quick to judge and condemn someone when we make the same mistakes. God loves us so much and he even sent his Son to die for our sins, out of love for us. So as we ponder truth from reality and faith from disbelief, we should stop to consider the actions that we would perceive as the most loving. Once we begin with faith, hope, and love we can truly forgive and also grow closer to God.
Reflection Day #3
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: