Hope, Love, & Forgiveness

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime. Therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; Therefore we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone. Therefore we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; Therefore we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.

Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds. It is rediscovering the strengths we always had and relocating our limitless capacity to understand and accept other people and ourselves. People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.

~ Reinhold Niebuhr

Transformation

The Great John Bunyan

A Passage From John Bunyan:

” Although I have been through all that I have, I do not regret the many hardships I met, because it was they who brought me to the place I wished to reach. Now all I have is this sword and I give it to whoever wishes to continue his pilgrimage. I carry with me the marks and scars of battles-they are the witnesses of what I suffered and the rewards of what I conquered. These are the beloved marks and scars that will open the gates of paradise to me. There was a time when I used to listen to tales of bravery. There was a time when I lived only because I needed to live. But now I live because I am a Warrior and because I wish one day to be in the company of Him for whom I have fought so hard.”

Last Eve

You Came To Me Last Eve / You Spoke Of A Pain / Your Heart Of Concern / A Yearning To Get Close To Me / It Was More Than I Could Give / I Could Feel Your Fear / I Wanted To Flee / I Wanted To Be Free /

You Thanked Me For Being Patient / You Said That You Cared / I Embraced Your Face / I Looked Into Your Eyes / You Were No Where Near / I Could Feel Your Fear / I Wanted To Flee / I Wanted To Be Free /

Let Me Go / Set Me Free / It’s Time For The Story To End Between You And Me /

In The Dream When You Came To Me / We Kissed One Last Time / You Begged And You Pleaded / I Let Go / I Walked Away / I Could Feel Your Fear / I Wanted Flee / I Wanted To Be Free /

Written By Jessica Hinkson