August 28

Reflection

We wake
to the forgiveness of a new day.
We wake
to the freedom to begin again.
We wake
to the mercy of the sun’s redeeming light.
always new
always gift
always blessing.
We wake
to the forgiveness of this new day.
John Philip Newell

Prayer

May our enemy become our friend.

Action 

See each day as an opportunity to make a new beginning. Forgive your own flaws and try again. Treat others with understanding and compassion.

Suggested Reading   

Blessed are the forgiving for they are free.
Matthew 5:7

The beginning is always today.
Mary Shelley

Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?
L.M. Montgomery

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
 Marianne Williamson

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
Maya Angelou 

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Reinhold Niebuhr

As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses.
Joan Baez

 

 

 

 

 

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