spiritual conversations #2 – disappointments, mistakes & hurts

Everyone has been disappointed or let down by someone in their life.  Everyone has had misunderstandings from small miscommunications to giant problems.  Everyone has been hurt at some point by somebody else’s intentional malice.  Truthfully, we all have plenty of opportunities to get hurt – or the better way to consider these opportunities is to think of them as practice in forgiveness.  Yesterday, I blogged about the need to have spiritual conversations – if you haven’t read it, its a good read and the comments are great!  Anyways, its been my experience that generally, forgiveness is required to have spiritual conversations.  The better my practice of forgiveness, it seems like my spiritual conversations have more depth & happen more frequently.  I’m considering that this could be in direct correlation to my forgiveness of others as linked to receiving forgiveness from God.  Matt 6:14-15 says that God forgives me in proportion to how I forgive others.  My point in all of this is that forgiveness is a big deal to God – probably because He gives so much of it to us.  So in the grand scheme of life, God is asking us to forgive others for disappointing us, making mistakes & hurting us.  Read the comments below to get some great insights & suggestions related to forgiveness & feel free to leave your thoughts as well.  🙂