Now just because we forgive someone does not mean that we should allow anyone to continually hurt us. It means that we release them from the anger, resentment, and bitterness usually associated with an unforgiving spirit. It means that we love them, in spite of….. We love them whether they are in our lives or out of our lives…just like the father loves the prodigal son. In order to conjure the spirit of forgiveness, we must first conjure the spirit of godly love and compassion. The spirit of godly love (agape) “compassionate love” will get us much further in our relationships than the spirit of being in love (eros) “passionate love.” You see in the spirit of eros love, with it’s swirling emotions and drama, we don’t actually actively love our beloved; rather, we find a desperate emotional need for our beloved to love us. Although, the spirit of eros in a relationship is important, as it makes the relationship, exciting and exhilarating, these feelings ALWAYS dissipate unless they are accompanied by the spirit of agape love.
So if there is something that you feel unforgiving about your beloved today, try to summon the spirit of agape love and harness compassion, not only for your beloved, but also for yourself. This is the spirit that 50-year old anniversaries are based upon! You might be surprised how much better you will feel about your beloved, but even more so, about yourself!
Quote for the Day: “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” – Bryant H. McGill -
“Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.” - Lawana Blackwell, The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark, 1999
Peace, Light and Love, CordieB.
Hello fellow bloggers. It has been some time since I’ve put pinky to keyboard to blog; but I’ve decided it is time to open up my creativity once more. And what a better day, than on a Thankful Thursday!
I am thankful to be able to love, and love again
I am thankful that heartache, heartbreak, and pain
Do not diminish my ability to love, and love again
I am thankful that love still can make me feel whole
I am thankful that pain has not made me turn cold
to a world filled with darkness, I’m blessed to filter the light
I am thankful for love, in the darkness of night
I am thankful that fear has not kept me immobilized
That fear has not kept me victimized
Insteead, Love has kept me energized, invigorated
motivated, and hypnotized
Peace, Life and Love,
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1. Today I am thankful that my pain is subsiding.
2. Today I am thankful that I have a good man who deals with my pain in a supporting, loving manner.
3. Today I am thankful that my chidlren are doing well.
4. Today I am thankful for the warmth of the summer.
5. Today I am thankful that my fever is subsiding.
I am the sin of grave covetousness
Bound to mine own self righteousness
Neglecting inner consciousness…
for all my mind craves to possess
I’m the root of imbalance in the land
As visioned pleasures I expand
Amid the poor and weakened man
To whom I dare not lend a hand…
Convincing self in false delight
that I deserve all in my plight…
What I consume is mine own right…
as daytime surely follows night…
The sad thing is I’m never filled,
as nothing ever quite fulfills
the hollow heart that slowly kills
my soul by short lived external thrills…
Hoarding more than I need
can’t quench the thirst of internal needs
with a starving soul and a heart that bleeds…
and decayed root bearing no fruit nor seed…
because one foolishly concedes
to me, (Who Am I – Click Below for Riddle Answer)