I have no idea what got me thinking about this but the other day I found myself driving to Target thinking of the importance of forgiveness.
So whatever brought the thinking on is immaterial.
I have been blessed enough to have been forgiven for a multitude of things. Some of them I am too embarrassed and ashamed to even think about for more than a minute. Suffice it to say- I have been fortunate, blessed, lucky whatever.
Because I have been shown such kind forgiveness, I have been able to learn to forgive others for their mistakes, some of these have been major things, some minor. To be honest, there are somethings that I am struggling forgiving individuals for.
Either way, forgiveness isn't something we are entitled too, it isn't something we deserve, it is a gift of mercy.
What exactly is the point? We never know what is going on in someones heart, head, or life, maybe they are fighting some invisible battle that we may never know, or struggling with something. Either way, choosing to forgive others may help them to forgive someone else.