This is the final week. This is also the hardest week by far.
This week is dedicated to… forgiving and loving those that have hurt us. It’s a hard a thing to do… probably one of THE hardest things we can choose to do. But I believe with all my heart that it’s so very important to forgive.
Bitterness is crippling but forgiveness if freeing.
Perhaps it is letting go and forgiving in our own hearts or perhaps it is even the act of reaching out to repair a broken relationship…
Use wisdom. Do not put yourself in danger or back in the grasp of a destructive relationship. Use discretion. But also use love.
How can we seek repair a relationship and begin the healing in both ourselves and the other person? How can we reconcile our hurt and love them anyways? Even if it’s just one singular person, how can we let them know (no matter the hurt of the past) that they are loved and they are valuable? No relationship is irredeemable.
For me, this week started before the candle project even started. As I sat down to write out the various weeks, I realized that I would be a hypocrite if I couldn’t willingly go through all of them myself. I reached out to a past friendship that had yielded wounds and sought to not only love with words but truly reconcile and forgive in my own heart. It wasn’t until I had done this that I had felt it was appropriate to ask you all to join me and do the same.
This week I want to take that even further… go beyond my comfort zone and seek out the people in my life who need love, even if they have hurt me with their words or actions.
Forgiveness begins the healing.
At your discretion, share your experiences, struggles and victories. This week is about healing through love.