Good Friday

I woke up on Good Friday morning and realized the day and what occurred about 2000 years ago, Christ gave His life for the forgiveness of our sins. As this was looong before we were born, our not yet committed sins were being forgiven.

In our lives, we hold grudges, hurts, angers, and more when we feel that we have been wronged. These feelings imprison us, directing what we do, feel, and act, limiting us.

Forgiving others frees us from these self-imposed prisons that guide or limit our lives. Forgiving others frees us to live our lives with others guided by our faith and love.

We must also forgive ourselves. We are human and we do make mistakes, cause harm, and mostly, hold back on the love that we should show to others, and to ourselves. Remember, Jesus loved us enough to give His life for us. Why don't we love ourselves just as much?

Today is Easter Sunday, the day that Jesus was resurrected, over 2000 years ago. If we have now gone through the forgiveness of ourselves and others that started two days ago, we may be able to be resurrected, to be reborn. We may drop all the hatred, anger, animosity, fear, etc. and look at everything with fresh eyes and a clean heart.

We can do this every day, starting when we wake up. Like the bird I hear singing every morning, welcome the new day and the gifts that we have been given, and the opportunity to become whatever we see ourselves to be.

Last modified: Sun Apr 12 14:46:30 Eastern Daylight Time 2020