“Blessed soul, you are ready to accept that . . . all the damage you think you have caused. . .is past. . . It is only necessary to recognize that it is past, and be willing to put it in the hands of forgiveness. . . .” Choose Only Love: Let Yourself Be Loved (COL bk.2, 8:I)
All of us have fallen short, been angry and hurt people, shouted out when we were hurt. All of this matters not, now. The only thing needful is that we forgive ourselves and let the Christ spirit forgive us.
It would be arrogance to believe that we are beyond forgiveness, that what we have done is so bad as to be unforgivable. This is simply untrue. We can express remorse, vow to do better in the future, and know that God Himself smiles on us. We were simply little children, his creations, who didn’t know any better at the time.
To walk forward in confidence, it is necessary to come to terms with the past, to put it to rest. We were acting on only partial knowledge. A part of us didn’t know how to act any better, and that little part swayed all the rest.
Every time we err, we just need to pick ourselves up and try again. There is no punishment outside our own remorse that will ever touch us. Our own judgment is the only condemnation that we will ever know, for God never condemns. This new knowledge is different from what we were taught in the past, in the Old Testament, but Jesus, in the New, brought a gospel of love.
Let us accept that love today.