The great thing about forgiveness is not just the act, but that the act pushes us forward towards mending and harboring relationships. I did get the forgiveness that I sought last night, and I’m fully aware that I have an opportunity coming up in my life for a far larger dollop of forgiveness from, unfortunately, folks I’m afraid are far less likely to do so.
But the thing about forgiveness, again, is that it spurs us towards making it a habit. We’re made to be social creatures, and as such we care about relationships. I’m trying to be optimistic about the upcoming opportunity that I’ll have for that reconciliation. Father God, give me the courage to continue forward with a contrite heart.