Posted by: Dot McEntire | February 11, 2016

Forgiven

It is easy to say we have forgiven until we are confronted by the offender. The heart jumps and we swallow hard, but we don’t embrace. Forgiveness is a deep, deep need that we have towards the other person. I am still learning how to forgive… ~ Frank Gross

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January 30

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

Years ago my father said some mighty offensive things that hurt deeply- cutting me to the bone.  I was knocked backwards and winded. He never retracted his remarks and seemed totally indifferent that he had made such statements. This was compounded by a subsequent visits and more harsh words. I was done. There are two sides to this, I assure you. I do not claim to be innocent, but I was finished. I did not have time for the drama and pain.

I closed a door that would not open for over twelve years. I determined to never cast a shadow in his doorway again. It was during that time that dark clouds began to come over me. Anger, resentment, depression…I went through all of this. Still, no…

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