Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Tuesday's Toss-Up

Tuesday is finally here.... and I have been thinking about this all weekend long! I'm not going to blog at all today, because today... it's your turn to post on my blog! You all have such deep and profound things to say, and I want to give you an opportunity to express yourselves freely (g-rated, please) ...

Directions: Each Tuesday, I will post a scripture, quote, or thought. Most likely, it will be of a spiritual nature. You, in turn, will read it, and pop over to the comments and post the first thought or emotion (feeling) that comes to your mind after you read it. No googling allowed. No search engines, no concordances, nothing, nada, zip... Just you, your brain, and your heart.

So here it goes, ladies and gents... "BRING IT" !!!

"Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a
miracle by which what is broken is made whole again,
what is soiled is again made clean."
--Dag Hammarskjold

10 comments:

kpjara said...

"Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is again made clean."
--Dag Hammarskjold

I've honestly never heard this "Dag" before thought I should probably "do the research" later...

I picture the small child in me that cries "big tears" when something gets broken, typically my heart! Then I think of how God heals this hurt (and my heart) through His forgiveness and the forgiveness he asks me to offer to someone else.

I think of the "messes" of my own life, of my own doing and how I wish I could "take it back" and clean it up without anyone ever knowing...God's forgiveness offers me that cleansing (daily) and the ability to stand in His cleansing light even in the midst of my history of "messiness"!

I can't wait to see what others think...thank you for this!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

My first thought was how God in Christ not only provided the miracle of forgiveness of sin, but in Christ He makes us whole and clean again--restored to the image of God through conforming us to the image of His dear Son.

Sheri said...

Honestly, my first thought "I hate it when my mind is wandering and I am trying to reas something full of "by which's" and "Wherefores" (I know there is no wherefore in there)."

SO...my thoughts...hmmm...you can repair your childs heart through the simple act of forgiveness. Do I believe that? I believe wholeheartedly that forgiveness can go a LONG way toward making things whole again. And that it is up to a parent to teach that.

shannon from rocks in my dryer said...

I'm thinking I need another shot of caffeine before I can interpret that. But I've reached my limit for the day, so I'll just say that yes, forgiveness is that type of a miracle, but how often do I really experience it that profoundly? When I come to forgiveness reluctantly, it doesn't always seem so miraculous. So maybe that's not true forgiveness.

Carol said...

It's about my own breaking of God's laws and His forgiveness fixing that which I broke so I get another go at getting it right the next time without the need to harbor a bunch of guilt.

Whew!

Peach said...

Forgiveness is the relief I see on my children's faces when I release them from the sadness I know they feel after doing something wrong. I feel the same sense of relief and joy when they forgive me, my hubby forgives me or when God the Father releases me. Hallelujah! I am no long bound by my deeds but made whole in Him!

Morning Glory said...

Couldn't you sort of eased into this with something easier? Ok...

I truly think forgiveness often benefits the forgiver more than the forgivee. What is broken is often inside me. That's where the fixing needs to be done. Jesus has commanded us to forgive. If I don't, I stay broken. My grudge grows and festers up and destroys the peace in my heart. If I'm willing to be humbled and do the forgiving, the joy of becoming whole again is given wings for everyone concerned. While it's wonderful to be forgiven when we do wrong -- and we should seek forgiveness -- I think it's vital that we are willing to forgive.

Lauren said...

That description of forgiveness is one I've only experienced by God's grace through Jesus Christ and no other means. To be honest, my very first thought when I started to read this was about the wonderful series on forgiveness that Blair wrote over at Scribblings by Blair.

GiBee said...

Wow! I'm so glad we did this. I feel like I'm getting to know each one of you better, and I can't express how much I am learning from y'all!

Isn't it cool how, while each person had their own examples and thougths, they all sort of ran together and meshed? Cool. Very cool.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Now... I'm going to go and post mine.

sarahgrace said...

I've seen that dream with my kids a lot recently after they irrevocably (sp) break one of their toys, like a crayon or something, and they want it to be put back together like it was before. I can't help but think that the object, and we as people needing forgiveness- will never really be the same again. Maybe we will be stronger for it, maybe we will be weaker...