Living fully is being able to let go of burdens of the past and fears of the future. In the adventure of life, we bump up against people and experiences, we feel delight and disappointment and there is loss and gain. Turning over our experiences both joyful and sad, learning from them and letting go, creates space for new shoots to grow in both experiences and relationships. At the core of this is forgiveness.
Forgiveness is a word often spoken but it is not a natural thing for us to do. To be able to truly forgive we need to be able to let go and see ourselves and others in new ways. God’s grace shines a new light into the way we see. At Easter, we are invited to lay our shortcomings, failures, concerns and burdens at the foot of the cross and to fully embrace God’s forgiveness. Renewed and restored by His grace, we can extend that same love and forgiveness to those around us.