Full Hands


For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Matthew 6:14

This verse is a reminder of the importance of forgiving others, but if we only focus on what God will withhold from us if we do not forgive, we neglect the role our spirit plays in forgiveness. Humility, compassion, and wisdom are necessary in the giving and receiving of forgiveness. The truth that each and every person has sinned and fallen short reminds us that everyone has a substantial debt they cannot pay.

When our spirit is consumed with grudge holding, toxic emotions cripple us. Indignant judgment, poisonous anger, frustration, and bitterness aim to take up permanent residence within. The crushing result is a diminished ability to receive forgiveness. We descend into a tailspin of negative thoughts and emotions. With all our energy focused on the perpetrator, we forget our own debts.

God’s generosity is an invitation to be forgiven and set free. When we forgive others, we experience that freedom once again. Instead of carrying the weight of unrelenting forgiveness, you can know the light, love, and freedom that comes from passing on the forgiveness you have obtained.

Nothing of spiritual significance comes without sacrifice. Your spirituality will always be measured by the size of your sacrifice.
Jerry Falwell

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13 thoughts on “Full Hands

  1. This is beautiful, and completely and utterly true. As well as forgiving others we must always forgive ourselves because how can we learn whilst being stuck in the past. Your blog is special, thank you for the support in helping us live a Life less Ordinary!

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    1. wow.. u made my day….the tag line “Life less ordinary” just came to me… it did’t really mean much to me… you just re-purposed those words.. and it is truly inspiring 🙂 Thank you !!!

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    1. We think we are doing some one a favour by forgiving them… but the reality is we need it more than the other person. God knows that… because he created us in his image. GOD is Love. Hate is abnormal for us, but the world makes us believe in hate – assuring us with false dignity

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  2. I actually enjoyed this post. We accumulate lots of negative energy and mass, if you will, when there is no forgiveness on both sides of the equation. You can feel the weight has been lifted in other words. Here’s something I posted long ago, but still holds true. What do you think?
    Thanks again.

    “I’ve been thinking a lot about responsibility and honesty lately. Have you?

    So what is honesty to you? Do you think that someone that didn’t have anything to hide is honest? Do you think that someone that could admit doing something harmful to someone else and be willing to admit that and then be willing to make amends would be responsible?

    Those two words, honesty and responsibility, I believe, need to be thought about more in our world and hold others, besides ourself, accountable to living a more virtuous life.

    Better yet, since I’m a believer of action, it would be better if we actually recognized we caused a whole lot of **** to happen (and that’s why we are unhappy) . If we came clean on that and make the appropriate amends, we would be that much better off…as an individual, a group, groups or the world at large.

    Here’s some folks that can actually help, too, you at: scientology.org”

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