Reaching Out, Reaching Back — The Power of Forgiving

man and whale -- shaking hands?

Good Morning God!

Well, it is sort of the middle of my night, God. Kit has a staph infection on his lower left leg. It is responding to the antibiotic — THANK YOU, GOD! But he woke up with it needing rewrapping and I had to improvise. So I thought I would get up and chat with YOU. Perspective is always helpful.

This photo sure gives perspective. My brother sent it with the story of how a female whale was seriously entrapped in nets and four divers volunteered to cut her free. That’s a risky job, God –freeing entrapped creatures — but the whale held steady. Then when she was FREE she leapt about joyfully and then went to each diver in turn — as if to thank them. The divers were very moved. I checked. It really happened.

Speaking of perspective. Today I heard from my friend who is suffering from colon cancer. He’s the one You “made” me talk to about how important it is to FORGIVE and RELEASE all the bad stuff of his past so he doesn’t waste today’s energy paying rent on the Past. He’s been working hard on forgiving. This Thanksgiving his sister flew over to help. They are close again after years “apart”. Furthermore, her former husband also came out to help. Now the “couple” are talking about setting aside their “past” troubles and maybe getting back together.

It is like a cascade of healing. Maybe, God, ALL healing begins with forgiving and releasing? And, perhaps Forgiving is related to Not Judging? Maybe they both depend on compassion? We are all entrapped by the nets of our past, God, and YOU long to set us free.

Story teller,

Posted in a matter of scale, A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, accepting my need for help, being FORGIVEN by God, being together in a compassionate presence
One comment on “Reaching Out, Reaching Back — The Power of Forgiving
  1. Jj says:

    ive really been moved by this ! so thankyou for sharing đŸ™‚ it was by chance that i stumbled across you blog and instead of clicking close the picture was really cute and as i read ur story about it and the way you spoke to your friend about forgiveness and releasing all the bad stuff in your past so he doesnt “pay rent” to the past’s mistakes really hit home for me for i have been struggling with dealing with a few reoccourring issues on my own as well as a recently split partner that had been really up and down with God and ive just been struggling with things to say to him cause he seems to be stuck in the past and such so i just wanted to take the time to say thankyou, your blog was really refreshing to read !

    Hope Kit has healed since this time.

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