I believe above all else forgiveness is key. It does not excuse the shameful position people choose to take, but it isn’t for them, it’s for us. Forgiving doesn’t mean we need to let our position fall back into sync with what our past had set. It doesn’t mean we have to lie down and let the confused pull the chord and make us dance.
It means we can forgo future expectation and find the reality that stands in front of us. It means we can focus on the true heroes that have lent arms and shoulders to comfort our pains.
Forgiving is one part forgetting and three parts letting go.
I choose to forgive but even more importantly,
I choose to burn it down.
In the ashes I find a much better tomorrow. In the ashes–there is hope.