“Love, Forgiveness, Letting Go, Peace.” ~ meditation affirmation given by best-selling “self-help” author Karen Salmansohn in her article “8 Ways to Forgive and Forget” posted on Oprah.com
I recently finished reading this book called THE SHACK by WM. Paul Young. To keep from spoiling the book, I’ll just put what’s on the back of it…in case some of you haven’t seen/read it:
“Mackenzie Allen Philip’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant THE SHACK wrestles with the timeless question: Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain? The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You’ll want everyone you know to read this book!”
I’ve had it on my mind to do this post on Forgiveness. But, I’ve been putting it off and putting it off, until today. We all are in need of a little help “letting go” at times. Honestly, I wasn’t aware of what I’d take away from THE SHACK when I read it, but by the time I reached the end I knew it had a purpose in my life; my journey – at this point in time. It was time for me to Love, Forgive, Let Go, and find Peace!
* A year ago, I wouldn’t have shared this. But, the whole purpose of my blog is to inspire someone, to help someone, even if it’s just one person. I know I’m not the only one who has had to overcome these bumps in their journey. And maybe, my journey will bring you to a different place in yours…
Love. Forgiveness. Letting Go. Peace. Those are all things that I’ve had challenges with over this past year. Love betrayed me. And I chose to Forgive. But Letting Go seemed so hard. And Peace was so far away.