A friend of mine posted this quote on Facebook today…
“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.”
~ Lewis B. Smedes
I don’t know who Smedes is but I like the quote. I’ve been working on forgiving God. I think I’ve been having trouble because we alway here it said “Forgive and forget”.
I don’t want to forget, I want to hold on to the memory of that little heartbeat, that little nutt, that first gift of life.
“A healed memory is not a deleted memory” That’s the part I needed to hear. I can have a healed memory, a forgiving memory, a memory. I don’t have to forget, but I can still choose to forgive.