I came across these quote from a retreat I attended almost five years ago. The retreat facilitator was giving a talk on forgiveness, and he said,
“The three most difficult things to do are:
Return love for hate
Include the excluded
Admit that you are wrong.”
Whew! I would say he summed the challenges of forgiveness up pretty well. I am struck by this statement on not only a personal level, but also a global level as we continue to witness hurt and hate in so many areas of our world, including the United States.
Which of the three most difficult things strikes you the most? Why are you drawn to that one?
What areas of your life or in our world is God calling you to be an active participant in forgiveness and healing?