Forgiveness is Resurrection
A group of friends and I follow a wonderful man named Pastor Steve who writes poems and prayers each day rooted in a contemplative, Creation-centered, justice-oriented spirituality. (see the link to his website below)
This morning his offering was entitled Forgive, and he made a connection for me about forgiveness I had never thought of before. As one who needs to forgive and be forgiven, thinking of forgiveness as Resurrection is life changing. The freedom that comes with forgiveness brings new life, hope, peace and life fully restored! Pastor Steve said this morning:
Forgiveness is healing...Forgiveness is freedom...Forgiveness is Resurrection...Forgiveness is union with God.
Oh gracious God, let me forgive and be forgiven that I might be raised to new life in full union with you. Amen, Alleluia!