Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Mighty Things


"He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass."   ~George Herbert


It takes courage to live with someone who would harm you night or day,
and even more to just walk away.
It takes love to nurture a child, and hold him through life's trials,
and even more to let go when it is time.
It takes strength to convict a molester, and bring him to justice for his sin,
yet even more to forgive him.





Also participating in Imperfect Prose with Emily.


33 comments:

  1. Forgiveness is tough and so very powerful. Love your thoughts, thank you for sharing.

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  2. this is so powerful...speaking as a person who understands the hurt an adult can cause, it is sooooooooooooo hard to forgive, but the only way to truly live.

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  3. Carrie,
    Forgiveness in the midst of great hurt, is never easy.
    A big heart is required.

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  4. Wow. This is fearless and wise. I'm not sure I would be strong enough for that last one. Fortunately, I haven't had to experience that.

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  5. ouch, yes forgiveness is a hard road, but a great place to leave our baggage...nice one shot

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  6. words that offer healing as a real possibility.

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  7. alot of wisdom in this few lines Carrie - you have a way of always getting the point across like an arrow to the heart....living and loving takes strength...thank you ...blessings..bkm

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  8. This is beautiful Carrie and so true. Let us pray for the strength, courage and love to forgive and be healed.
    Andie

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  9. hmmm - not always easy to let go... wise words carrie

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  10. Nice work, Carrie. You make wise points crystal-clearly through your poem.

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  11. Forgiveness is difficult in situations like that.
    Well said Carrie.
    Pamela

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  12. And how many times are we to do this? Seventy times seven?

    I let this one sit after reading it yesterday. And I came back to read it again.

    I'm glad I did.

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  13. = freedom (if only in one's mind)

    thank you

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  14. filled with strength and tenderness...

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  15. this is so true...only through His strength...not our own...sorry for your pain, but thankful for your journey through it and hopefully to the other side on some deep levels...thank you for your vulnerability...

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  16. Wow! Carrie, simple but beautifully profound! Thank you.

    Love,
    Dianne

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  17. truth and forgiveness always lead His to freedom
    - - so thankful & glad you made it!!

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  18. Letting go of the hurts is the best thing that you can do for self. To carry the hurts & pains only serves to keep on hurting self. When you let go, you allow life to blossom and come back to you in abundance.

    Without sorrow, there is no joy

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  19. As long as there is justice it's easier to forgive.

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  20. so many truths, it does take so much courage...but I notice that the only way to have peace of mind is to do these things...and He knows that :)

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  21. wow, Carrie.
    this is a topic near and dear to me... ( forgiveness )
    thank you for your honest words

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  22. Sometimes I don't know if I have the power to forgive certain things. Even though I grew up in church and understand the importance of forgiveness...sometimes I take the long way around to reach a place of forgiving...

    ...and sometimes I shove it away so I don't have to think about it. Love your post.

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  23. Dear Carrie

    I agree with it so much and I relate to your post very deeply... Thanks for sharing...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com
    Twitter @VerseEveryDay

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  24. forgiveness, courage, bridges... the stuff of life, and your poetry offers a sincere way of navigating the beautiful as well as the painful and difficult...

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  25. oh carrie, this is so poignant and true. and it makes my heart bleed for all of those hurting children. forgiveness is so, so hard, hey? (praying for your son, friend, and what you told me... loving you)

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  26. Such powerful thoughts... bold responses, yet the tender response so far outweighs (or releases the weight from our hearts) the first for each scenario. Well done!

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  27. Hi
    your blog has so much, so inspiring and beautiful,loved it!

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  28. this really hit home. powerful and that quote powerful.

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  29. So hard to truly forgive. It does take courage.

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