Once open, a new journey begins towards the light, peace and communion.
Ay! Woe is me, shut-in by fear and doubt, unwilling to forgive my brother who waits outside my door, knocking softly. Quiet now, the heart nods, head is lowered, and hands obey; the door of forgiveness opens only from within. Once open, a new journey begins towards the light, peace and communion.
Our forgiveness creeps out unwillingly, like snails. But forgiveness from the Creator rains down in abundance from above, like sand in a giant hourglass; millions and millions of grains, without pause, without measure. If only we could stand still and count them one by one! Even the earth remembers the gusty, rushing symphony of raindrops, refreshing, showers of blessing, of forgiveness and life.
Go out and face a brother or sister with a heart brimming with forgiveness. Face to face could be troublesome, but it’s all we have as we prepare to travel the last stage of our journey HOME. Remember that forgiveness is the doorway to another life, not only for the one forgiven, but above all for the ONE who forgives.