Forgiveness (by Janet Mullaly)
Forgiveness is not easy
to give to others when we're wronged,
but if we do not give it
our hurt and pain will be prolonged.
Like a wound that is infected
and gets worse as time goes by,
we can not just ignore it
no matter how hard that we try.
Sometimes there are no reasons
for the things that people do,
no excuses or explanations
that justify what they put us through.
But remember... Jesus told us to forgive
the same way our Father forgives us,
so we can move toward the love
instead of staying bitter and callused.
Forgiveness releases the negative
that has consumed and taken over,
it frees us, to love and live again
as our hardened heart grows softer.
Yes... forgiveness can be very hard
but it's something we must do,
if we want God to forgive us
then... we must forgive others too!