Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34
Life is a beautiful journey and some chapters keep you in tears. We all wake up daily knowing we will have to make decisions throughout our day that will affect our lives and the lives of those we come in contact with forever. Sometimes we look back and realize we didn’t always make the best choices. We have to let it go. Forgiveness is one of the hardest life lessons I have had to learn, but the most freeing.
“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about” – Anonymous
We need to ask ourselves, “What do I want in life”? Do I want to live a life of imprisonment or do I want to embrace the future and move forward wholeheartedly? This does not mean people can’t be held accountable for their actions. What it means is that the forgiving heart can heal. It can be whole and open to love again. When bitterness and hatred reside then there isn’t space for love, acceptance. and happiness.
Nobody is perfect and I know I’m not. I also know that there is only one that has the power to judge and that’s God.