“He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.” – George Herbert
Forgiveness may be one of the most difficult things we need to do in life. It is never easy. Quite often, we may even think it to be impossible to do.
Yet for as long as we hold on to our grudge, we also hold on to our pain. We desire to have justice, but it flees from us. We want to be happy again but all we could ever feel is our pain.
We need forgiveness to find healing and to be whole again. We need to forgive all of those who have hurt us, and we need to forgive ourselves as well.
There is no citizen of heaven who has ever reached it without having forgiveness in his or her heart. In heaven, we are set free from everything that hurts us, and we look to the present bliss instead of holding on to the past. In heaven too, we accept the forgiveness of Him who saved us and kept us from despair. We look no more to our sins but to His infinite mercy and love.
Heaven is forgiveness. Being forgiven. And being able to forgive. Forgiveness brings peace. Forgiveness unites us and builds bridges where we once built walls. Forgiveness allows us to lay down our burdens, our guilt, our anger. When we finally find healing and wholeness, we find forgiveness as well. Forgiveness is what we call as heaven. – Jocelyn Soriano
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:8-9, WEBBE
Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions. – Mark 11:25, WEBBE