Something happened a long time ago. Truth be told, you probably can't remember the details. But the resulting disconnect, severed ties, and estrangement has left a tender wound that has never quite healed.
Isn't it time to begin the journey toward forgiveness? To take the path of re-connection? We only have so much energy given to us each day. Do you really want to expend what little you have on resentment, regret, anger, hurt, and bitterness?
I've spent the last four days working with families where terminal illness has hit home. I am in awe of their determination to live well. My admiration for them knows no bounds. These incredible, courageous men and women have reminded me again about the importance of loving connections. The power of spoken affirmation and appreciation. Cherishing the simplest of joys ... and creating priceless memories that will impact the next generation.
There's simply no time to waste on stupid pride or nursing useless, foolish grudges. Most of them have figured out that looking backwards and wringing their hands at what might have been is a colossal waste of valuable energy. There's no time for regrets. Every moment received is a gift of priceless value. And they know it.
So, please read on to discover how a health crisis can force us to evaluate what's really of value. And then make the choice to take that first difficult step toward the healing of old wounds. No - you probably won't forget, but it is possible, by God's grace and strength, to begin the journey toward forgiveness.
Let's face it, we really have no idea of what tomorrow will bring ...
"Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you"
- Colossians 3:13.