Friday, June 26, 2009
Doing Hard Things, Like Seeking Forgiveness
Whew! I feel a lot better. All week I have felt like I should apologize to a close family member about something. I called her Monday and left a message of apology. Mercilessly, my conscience kept needling me, letting me know that I should call back and actually talk to her. I kept having visions of her being surly on the other end and unforgiving.
Well, I finally got her on the phone today after taking a big breath and just going for it before I could talk myself out of it like I did on other days this week. (I called yesterday but she wasn't home again.) She was very merciful and accepted my apology. I should have known. Many times I imagine the worst. It does feel good to do hard things like this! I am so thankful for the example of Jesus Christ in doing hard things. May we all feel his mercy and love and extend this love to others.
Posted by Celestia at 7:55 PM