We spend our lives trying to earn what is already been given. We try to rationalize our existence. Look at my resume. See! I am worth something. It isn’t the resume. It is what we are already. Royalty.
We need an Epiphany on a regular basis. We all need it. You need it. I need it. We all need to know that we are accepted, loved, valued, treasured, without condition. The gifts we bring are beautiful.
The path to forgiveness is a hard one. It is not so much about the other, but about the extent that the other still haunts us. When we are finally exhausted from carrying the sins the other has visited upon us, we are then ready to engage in the impossible path of forgiveness that eventually leads to a discovery: we are more alike than different.