Saturday, April 17

Tag: forgive

Tuesday’s Temptation:  Mercilessness

Tuesday’s Temptation: Mercilessness

prayer, Prayer Practice
I just saw on the news today that the justice department, under Donald Trump, is now arguing that employers can fire LGBTQ folks.  There are no protections afforded to the queer community. "The question came up this week, when a lawyer for Trump's Department of Justice argued that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect LGBTQ Americans from being fired because of their sexual orientation—a complete reversal of the government's position on such matters under previous presidents."  Yahoo News. Hell.  We knew there were no protections for us.  Now we know that the government is going to make sure of it.  I am not really outraged by this administration.  I am wounded to my core.  The cause of my woundedness is not necessarily the evil that is happening in Washington, D.C. but in my lov...

Mindful Monday: Forgive and Forget

Buddhism, forgiveness, mindfulness, Spirituality
For years, I've carried the weight of self-blame for so much, whether or not it was "deserved." I'm worn out and worn down. It's literally making me ill, and so it must stop. Today, I find balm in these words: "I can make my life whole, and only I can do it... We forgive because we can. And we forget because we must, or we condemn ourselves to lifetimes of pain... Forget that story, and do not replace it with another. Forget what might have been and what might yet be. The past is gone, and the future will arrive on schedule... Today is the tonic for yesterday. Now is the only cure for then. Forget, and you know genuine gratitude. Gratitude is the fruit of letting go." -- Karen Maezen Miller, Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden. ... Today, what could you forgive and forget? ....

Prayerful Consideration

This weeks Prayerful Tuesday is on forgiveness and a forgiveness that heals and releases shame and anger. This article is an important one and I would like to offer it as a prayer to be meditated over. My Challenge to each of you is: How do we serve both the victims and their families and the offenders? May each of you prayerfully consider this questions. Ruth Jewell