When our minds and hearts are set in forgiveness, mercy and love, we have found the way. It leads to a life that death has no power over.
Yet if we still spend time judging others and withholding our forgiveness, because we don’t believe certain people deserve it, we haven’t really found the way. These are all signs of brokenness.
Only a forgiving, merciful heart that is always ready to love everyone, particularly those that haven’t earned it, reflects a genuine spiritual calling and transformation.
Our surrender and humble willingness to depend on the One who made us is all it takes. Usually this happens when we hit rock bottom and, in our brokenness, realize we can’t do it anymore.
That’s what it takes for us to understand that only he can heal our wounds and replace them with his powerful joy.
When we let his peace arbitrate in our hearts we experience peace that exceeds all understanding, regardless of circumstances.
Only he can take what this world meant for evil and turn it for good. By making all things work for our good as we rely on him, he gives us a new life to enjoy, full of divine love, joy and peace.