We bring out our best, we bring out our worst.
Each day is a celebration and a struggle.
Words pour out that we meant and we don’t–
once out, cannot be forced back in.
Eat those words, we feel in pain.
Regret, despair, angry, betrayed, hurt, sad.
We never begin this way, but time and life,
push us apart and we grow away from each other.
After all the fists made of words
tearing each other down and apart,
we pause, we think, we cry, we wait
and find that love in still there.
What makes us go on? What draws us closer?
Forgiveness is taking each others hands after the hardest times
and walking together in the same direction.
Forgiveness is moving past what we have said in anger,
moving forward in the future.
Forgiveness is choosing to trust, choosing to stay.
Forgiveness is another chance to grow together.
I forgive you as you forgive me.
We forgive each other with the example
of ultimate forgiveness in front of us.
DAILY PRAYER: LORD, thank you for showing us forgiveness with the sacrifice you made. Teach us to forgive each other fully and completely so we can move forward in harmony and love. AMEN.