Saturday, August 14, 2010


(photo taken at Mepkin Abbey, 2008)

To forgive
Is not to forget.

To forgive
Is really to remember
That nobody is perfect
That each of us stumbles
When we want so much to stay upright
That each of us says things
We wish we had never said
That we can all forget that love
Is more important than being right.

To forgive
Is really to remember
That we are so much more
Than our mistakes
That we are often more kind and caring
That accepting another's flaws
Can help us accept our own.

To forgive
Is to remember
That the odds are pretty good that
We might soon need to be forgiven ourselves.
That life sometimes gives us more
Than we can handle gracefully.

To forgive
Is to remember
That we have room in our hearts

to begin again ……

and again

(from mestup poems)

12 comments:

  1. I love that ... did you write it, Kris?

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  2. father Tim- no, found it on a website (link above)- says it's from "mestup poems" but gives no author. it definitely resonated with me though.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this. It's so very true. if only more people practiced it....

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  4. So profound and so needed. Thank you.

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  5. Wonderful words for everone to remember.

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  6. You offer so much wisdom in each and every post. Can we be BFF's??!!
    Sharon

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  7. Seems so simple, but why is it so difficult for me sometimes? And admitting I am wrong and asking for forgiveness is downright impossible for me :-(

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