Time heals all wounds.
We sort of believe that it might be true until we have first hand experience.
Until we are on the receiving end and get fired from our job, get punched in the face, someone speaks evil lies of us…
Until we remember childhood abuse.
Until someone dies.
Until someone takes another someones life for inexplicable reasons.
It’s then that we come face to face with the reality of the gaping wound. What will we do? What choices will we make? Time may bring a certain amount of healing but time alone is not the answer. Time if left to its own devices may just push it out of our mind, may just lift the corners of the rug and slide it underneath only to be discovered again at a most inopportune time.
Forgiveness as I’ve discovered is a decision we make and it is ongoing and constant. It does not negate the pain and forgetting is not likely but forgiveness does open the door for freedom, peace and love.
1Peter 4:8 Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything.
“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” ― Marianne Williamson