Making Amends

Making amends is an opportunity to heal from previous grievances. This allows for a reflection upon behaviors, actions, and thoughts regarding ourselves and others. This is a process of acknowledgement and forgiveness that can be difficult but is necessary for the soul. 

Each one of us is a unique expression of the Divine.  Our true purpose is to use the inner Light to share love, wisdom, and compassion.  When we deviate from this purpose we create unrest, setting into motion a series of unfortunate events.  One can be a beam of Light and still spread gossip, untruths, and anger.   A person can be empathetic but unmoved by a call for help.  A mother can desire the best for her child yet is motionless to the needs of another child. 

The Divine Light is often beseeched to aide people in their desires.  "Give me this and I shall do that" is a negotiation many of us have used. God’s nature is to provide for our desires, yet we often neglect to fulfill our promises made.  The teacher of God can get angry. The compassionate person’s heart might turn cold.  A mother may ignore the need of another’s son.  In these actions, pain is created and suffering endured.  

Today, let us make amends.  We will never know the extent of our influence. The lives affected by our actions (or inactions) will be countless.  To acknowledge error is bold.  To ask for forgiveness is courageous.  And to forgive others is to be in the grace of God.