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.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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