Friday, December 31, 2010


Forgiveness is like peeling an onion, with all its layers of pungency that sting and prick. You can't help shedding tears with every layer of hurt that comes off, leaving behind tightly closed leaves, each more raw and vulnerable than the previous, until you finally reach the heart. Then there is no more to peel, nothing left to make you cry again.

Then you know the forgiveness is complete.

1 comment:

Cassandra M. Herbers said...

This is beautifully said, I never thought of it this way. Thank you for the visual. Forgiveness... you're right, it's painful, but it's so worth it, because then instead of having this rank onion in the end, you have no bitterness left. :)
Beautiful! Thank you!