Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Lent: Forgive

Anyone can forgive a rude customer or a cop who pulls people over because he can. You figure they're just jerks who don't know better. It's harder to forgive the friend who snubs you without explanation, the teacher who humiliates you in front of the entire school, or even the stranger who upends your life.

But each day of Lent moves us inexorably toward an act of supreme forgiveness, a pardon as grand as new flowers bursting up from the earth and heralding the arrival of spring. The remains of what was ruined when winter came are still there, but they're forgotten and don't matter. There are new blooms, and they're glorious.

When we learn to forgive, we will change the course of the world.

Copyright © 2017 by David Learn. Used with permission.

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