Friday, April 2, 2010
Today is Good Friday: Christian Holiday honoring Christ's crucifixion that washed away our sins & transgressions. "Forgive them Father for they know not what they do."
Judaism also honors forgiveness ceremony with Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur in September usually, including confessions of acts to beg forgiveness for. Other ancient religions (pagan, Mayan, etc.) celebrate holy days of atonement as well.
Begs the question - what is forgiveness? What does that word mean to you?
How do you practice it? Who do you choose to forgive? Who haven't you forgiven?
Acceptance is key to truly forgiving those who've hurt you. Without acceptance of who that person is, can forgiveness really occur? Can you forgive someone who hasn't apologized or atoned for their actions?
Please share your thoughts. I'll share mine later.