Forgiveness


To forgive
Is not to forget.
To forgive
Is really to remember,
That nobody is perfect,
That each of us stumbles
When we want so much to stay upright,
That each of us says things
We wish we had never said,
That we can all forget that love
Is more important than being right.
To forgive
Is really to remember,
That we are so much more
Than our mistakes,
That we are often more kind and caring
Than we think we are,
That accepting another’s flaws
Can help us accept our own.
To forgive
Is to remember,
That the odds are pretty good that
We might soon need to be forgiven ourselves,
That life gives us more
Than we can handle gracefully.
To forgive
Is to remember,
That we have room in our hearts to
Begin again,
And again,
And again.

Photo by Nephi Boren