Heart to Heart 538

Never too late for a second chance

We all make choices that don’t go so well.  We break promises.  We forget to keep our appointments.  We don’t show up on time.  We eat extra dessert when we are trying to lose weight.  We don’t do our homework.  We leave the stove burner on high.  I have made a lot of choices I wish I could change.  Life doesn’t work that way.  We get to be here now with all of our foibles and let life give us a second chance.

Let us be a forgiving and loving people.  If someone has erred, instead of destroying their lives or locking them up.  Let us sit down together and find out a way to love each other enough, that we get to experience the best we can be.  There is a saying that ” I would rather be happy than right”  I totally agree with it.  The challenge is, that our society seems to be stuck in being right and not happy.  We get stuck in our righteousness.  At our core, no one is better than anyone else.  Some of us have taken actions that don’t serve themselves or our society.  When we choose well, it contributes to the world but it doesn’t make us better than someone else.

Let us give more second chances, maybe even third or fourth chances.  The old saying that to never judge someone else unless you walk a mile in their moccasins is still true.  We can never know what has occurred in the heart of another.  There is a passage in the New Testament where Peter asked Jesus about forgiveness and Jesus’ reply is to forgive seventy times seven.  He was sharing that there is no limit to our heart’s love and compassion.

Let us take a moment and bring up someone in our mind that may have hurt us and we still feel it.  Let’s give them another chance and open our hearts and love them unconditionally.  It’s never too late!  From my forgiving heart to yours, Thomas