The freedom that comes with forgiveness is life-changing. It’s the exact opposite of the withering effect of condemnation, or the misplaced judgment of a community. Forgiveness takes us in. Acknowledges our worth. Restores our dignity. Speaks a word of peace and security to our souls. Details fade into the background as the face of God fills the frame, and he speaks our name, with love.
Words jumble in our heads when we can’t speak them out loud, unravel the threads. Uncrumple the feelings that get trapped inside. This can add a lot of pressure to our lives. I believe God would have us be heard. Speak freely one to the other, without fear.
This Celtic cross on the isle of Iona is a powerful reminder of those who have gone before us and will come after us. May they find us faithful to the voice, call and love of God in our lives. A deep good often fostered by soulful conversation. By times of sharing & simply caring.