Family, forgiveness, Self-love
“Forgiveness is the final form of love.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr
“Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.” ~ Robert Frost
During this visit to family for the holidays, we’ve been able to reconnect with my father’s last living brother. It’s been over twenty years since we last saw him, and we’ve all been through lots of life altering experiences. Seeing my uncle again and hearing the stories of his painful experiences has caused me to reflect on relationships and just how complicated they are. Each of us carry wounds, some healed, some still seeping. But for me the meaning of Jesus life, and that of the other great teachers like him, is that we must learn to forgive those who have wounded us, and forgive ourselves for being thoughtless.
When we think of forgiveness, we often think of…
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