The heart of forgiveness is mercy.
The key to embracing forgiveness
is embracing healing atonement.
Forgiveness cannot be demanded.
“Woe is me” and “it’s because of you”
wallows in the past and holds me back.
Mercy is love just for the asking.
It does not require permission –
“I’m sorry” is completed with hugs.
Unforgiven can be torturous.
Constantly revisiting badness,
bars the threshold to serenity.
To be forgiven is one and done –
Mercy ensures now and forever,
life goes on and forgiveness endures.