There is a pain in remembering
And one in forgetting.
But a blessing in both.
It’s been a long time since we left that place but we have started to see Certain People a lot lately. While trying to help my boys process that since we haven’t seen anyone in so long I’ve come up with the obvious solution. At least to me…
Obviously G-d wants us to pray for them.
So that’s what we do.
Still… These were people we had welcomed and loved like family. People who turned on us and caused us such pain.
And while we believe we have a Biblical mandate to not associate or affiliate ourselves with them, seeing them is still more bitter than I am comfortable dealing with.
So we pray. And pray.
For tender hearts toward the Lord and ears to hear Him. We pray for His will, not ours to be done. We hope for reconciliation but understand it is not ours to force or ours to create.
And we pray that our hearts would not be hardened. Our spirits would not be bitter and that we would walk in righteousness toward them.
Even and especially when we think no one is looking.