If you're like me, you could use a dose of reality concerning forgiveness...
reasons to embrace it,
facts about why it's good,
and just more general understanding about the idea.
A friend shared this WSJ article with me concerning forgiveness...
And I wanted to share our last MTL talk: KEEPING SCORE...
that talk was such good time...
I hope you enjoy it!
Forgiveness is tough...…
sometimes it feels impossible.
We’ve all been wronged somehow,…
and I think it’s safe to assume we’ve all done our fair share of wronging others.
That word “wrong” implies something...…
it implies that some part of the equation was indeed off,
some action unjust,
something was just plain not good... it was wrong.
And when that's the case, forgiveness seems easier.
When there is some sort of acknowledgement of “wrongdoing” forgiveness seems possible.
So when “wrong” never enters the picture, then what?
So everyone keeps asking 2 questions:
1. HOW DID THE "SOCK ADVENTURE" IN DENVER GO? It was GREAT! Three of us handed out lots of socks AND a few coats to whoever needed them...…the coats were gone almost immediately and the brand new, bright, white socks were pretty dang popular. The process was certainly uncomfortable at first because it always is...…typical conversation seems to fail. Questions like, “Where do you live” or “What do you do for a living” aren’t relevant. So you dig deeper and discover more of what you truly have in common because it is there.
This story of ours has movement...…
there’s a Divine Flow we are living in that undergirds ALL of this...……
a forward momentum that’s going somewhere...…
Many of you know that I direct a grade school program with Christian roots known as SCY Express. Coming up in March, the students will be participating in an annual event called the GOODness Epidemic - an entire week of “infecting” others with GOODness and hoping its contagious enough to reach epidemic proportions. Yes, it’s pretty cool! To get them excited about it, I had them read a poem from the beginning of the Bible about this story we find ourselves in. What’s interesting is how often the word “GOOD” is used in the poem...…it’s used a lot and always referring to what God created. Then suddenly at the end of the poem, imagery is used to convey God stepping back and looking over everything created, ALL of it, and calling it not GOOD, but VERY GOOD.
These posts offer further reflection on topics we tackle during MTL nights.