Poison: Pepsi max
Favorite things: both my men fast asleep whilst I crochet and cook dinner!
Today more than ever I am aware of the power of not holding a grudge.
There were times today when I had the choice to hold a grudge and become offended by circumstance.
The choice I made, despite feeling betrayed by a situation, was to dig deep, forgive and move on.
I have not always responded this way in the past.
There are times where offense and betrayal have become my greatest stumbling blocks.
Until the day I realized that offense was a choice. It truly is. No matter what people do to you, they cannot make you respond in a certain way. In fact that is the greatest opportunity we received from the fall, free will.
It is our choice to respond in whatever people and life throws at us.
After he said these things, Jesus became visibly upset, and then he told them why. “One of you is going to betray me.” The disciples looked around at one another, wondering who on earth he was talking about. One of the disciples, the one Jesus loved dearly, was reclining against him, his head on his shoulder. (John 13:21-23 MSG)
Christ paved the way in the lenten story and showed us that offense truly is our own choice.
He sat at dinner with the one who he knew would betray him, he was honest with the situation but truly laid his life down for another.
This lent, what offense or grudge are you holding against someone?
This lent as we walk towards Easter together who has taken your focus from betrayal?
No matter what has happened to you, your response this Easter is your choice?
Choose to let go.