Monday, October 26, 2009

Day 24: 341 days left….94 books to go!

The Love Dare  Love forgives
  • I'm not aware of anything today that I need to forgive Jay for...but this chapter does bring to mind other relationships in my life where total forgiveness, over & over required of me...There's a huge chunk of this chapter that's worth quoting...
      • "Coming to this conclusion usually takes us a while.  We see all kinds of dangers and risks involved in forgiving others.  For instance, what they did was really wrong, whether they admit it or not.  They may not even be sorry about it.  They may feel perfectly justified in their actions, even going so far as to blame you for it.  But forgiveness doesn't absolve anyone of blame.  It doesn't clear their record with God.  It just clears you of having to worry about how to punish them.  When you forgive another person, you're not turning them loose.  You're just turning them over to God, who can be counted on to deal with them His way.  You're saving yourself the trouble of scripting any more arguments or trying to prevail in this situation.  It's not about winning and losing anymore.  It's about freedom.  It's about letting go...How do you know you've done it?  You know it when the thought of their name or the sight of their face- rather than causing your blood to boil- causes you to feel sorry for them instead, to pity them, to genuinely hope they get this turned around."
  •   Ground-breaking advice for me today......

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