I Never Got To Say Good-Bye…
Good morning beautiful people, good morning. I was talking with a friend recently and they shared this story with me. I asked permission to share it with you, as it is a powerful message.
There were two sisters in which we will change their names to Beatrice and Betty. They lived in the same small town for most of their lives. Something happened one day, and one sister got offended and they never spoke again. It was well over forty years and one sister passed away. At the funeral the remaining sister stood crying by the casket. Her tears wouldn’t stop streaming down her face. Another relative approached the casket and inquired of Betty why she was crying. Her reply was, I never got to say good-bye. The relative inquired deeper of Betty. What happened that you quit talking to each other? Betty tried hard to remember what had happened over forty years earlier but couldn’t come up with anything. She just couldn’t remember what had happened. Now she was left with feelings of guilt and not having the opportunity of saying good-bye to her sister. Hmmm…
Father, thank you for your grace and mercy that none of us deserve. Father today may many choose the high road of forgiveness. It doesn’t make what’s been done, right. What it does do is release the person holding the unforgiveness.
Father, we pray the prayer of St Francis Assisi once again. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love with all my soul. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
Have a blessed day God’s most beautiful people. Forgiveness is a key.
And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Matthew 5:44
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)