Saturday, February 13, 2016

The gift of giving and receiving

This morning I was trying to remember the words of Paul to the Corinthians. No particular reason, I just couldn’t remember. No worries, the internet usually solves that.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (I Cor 13:13)
Yesterday, I was thinking ...
"Give that you may receive" is always a good tenet to follow, but here’s something that subsequent life has also taught me, an even more challenging maxim: Forgive, and accept a forgiveness given. It can be hard to forgive, but it is often harder still to accept someone’s forgiveness. Receiving nourishes the receiver and gives a grace to the giver.