Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Forgiveness will set you free"



Sometime ago I saw these words written at one of my friends' status in FB. I like them a lot. Once a while they come back to haunt me and I always end up in a reflective mode. At some point of our lives, we need to forgive. Sometimes grave sometimes light, the nature of the events that need forgiving vary, but the effect of forgiveness is always the same: it results in peace and joy.
We might not even realize that we need to forgive, until we are too weary we can't take it anymore. Then we start to be bitter, and resentful, and angry, and we'll start to age before our time, because all these emotions are heavy to carry. I guess that's why forgiveness sets you free, because letting go of these emotions means getting rid of the heavy burden.
Through the years I've come to my own conclusion of what forgiveness means. It simply means "being able to look back at the event without feeling the pain". There's a joy in that. And definitely peace...

4 comments:

smallkucing on May 13, 2010 at 10:13 PM said...

rather hard to do...but time will help :D

Pete on May 13, 2010 at 11:58 PM said...

I like that, good to forgive but don't let people take advantage of our forgiving nature....LOL!

Verone on May 14, 2010 at 8:53 AM said...

smallkucing- definitely the hardest thing to do. Maybe that's why the result is so sweet :-)
pete- good advice. Forgive, but not forget?

Alvin Aiwen Gatu on May 14, 2010 at 12:37 PM said...

I like this post Mrs.Veron. I do agree with smallkucing. Forgive is hard to do..Huhu..but I think sometimes, we should forgive bah kan? Hehe..

 

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