This blog is about my life as a mother and nanna and about my great family.
© Patricia A. Fleming More By Patricia A. Fleming
Published: July 2018
Some people view forgivenessAs a virtue for the weak.An act of mercy undeserved,That serves no useful need.They stand firmly in their judgmentAnd won't consider a mistake.They prefer to hold a senseless grudgeThan accept amends when made.They feel they have some godly rightTo reject and criticize.They're possessed by righteous anger,And consumed by pointless pride.They're focused on how they've been wronged,And won't be made the fool again.So they feel they must avenge themselvesBy refusing to give in.They will sacrifice their family,Or forsake a long-time friend.Do anything they have to doTo be the winner in the end.Or perhaps it's that they can't resolveThe depth of all their hurt,Caused when someone they've trusted,Left them questioning their worth.But no matter why the struggle,Out of pride or out of fear,Not being able to forgiveCan cause the loss of ones most dear.Yes, forgiveness is a virtue,They even say it is divine.But more than that it sets you freeFrom what weighs you down inside.The best way to approach this lifeIs to ask forgiveness and to forgive.There's a balance to this crazy world,So live and just let live.
So true. Forgiveness is a virtue, it is divine and it sets us free to live a blessed life. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem.
People say "forgive and forget," I can do one but not the other. I can forgive, but I think it would be foolish to forget.
I agree. There are no benefits to you or the person who was not a friend to you. Save and protect yourself by forgiving them and moving on. You don't have t force yourself to deal with people like that. Just move on.
Margaret............It isNancy..............Yes it is and you're welcomeMama..............I agreeKaren..........Me tooKatie........So bloody true
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