Have you ever given someone that hurt you a second chance?
We may be still holding onto the pain and hurt they caused us, but something might compel us to look at them with eyes of love.
Revenge, grudges and unforgiveness are toxic. They cause ourselves and the Other more harm than we realise.
I believe we are called to be compassionate and forgiving people in the world. We may not know why the person hurt us or the burden they were or are carrying from it. We may never want to see them or be with them again.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t forgive. To forgive is to love. Because For-Given-ness to give something of ourselves to the Other, before anything else – without expecting anything in return.
Is there someone in your life you need to forgive?