I write about my life and life itself seen through my eyes for who can write through the experiences of others if not their own?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Captive

Can we see beyond the scars?

Can there be forgiveness when the scars are so thick, the cuts so deep? Forgiveness is a big word, an act expected of all, yet difficult to be honestly given.

Jesus teachings urge us to “forgive your brother seventy seven times” but there is also the requisite of repentance. Can one exist without the other? Honestly.

I read an interesting concept on forgiveness. It came from Oprah who got it from somebody else, “forgiveness is giving up the hope the past could have been different”.

Is forgiving equated with moving on and making sure that person never hurt us again? Breaking free from the confinement of hurtfulness is just that, freedom.

Can we see beyond the scars even after we break away from captivity?