Monday, February 21, 2011

Picture Perfect

Family potraits are always so perfect.  Perfectly beautiful, glossy, flawless and sometimes, perfectly  deceiving.  What you see is not always what you get.  Perhaps in a perfect world, there is a perfectly, perfect family but as we live in an imperfect world, every family has its flaws, secrets and skeletons.  Some are grievous, devastating and impossible to ever get over.  Buried so deep that the only way to move on is throught confession and forgiveness
This past weekend we overcame the biggest obstacle any family can hope to overcome.  In many families, it can either tear them apart, distant and alieanate them from each others.  But, with the grace of a loving God, and so much love for one another, we were able to work towards setting things right and putting aside our pride then taking the steps necessary towards forgiveness. 
Forgiveness heals.  Forgiveness unburdens and forgiveness is love.  It sweetens bitterness and ease regrets.
It's a God-given character bestowed within a mere mortal heart.   It's a cure to a shattered heart and a broken trust.  I love my family.  Both immediate and extended.  Nothing can distant me from them or sabotage the love I have for them. No secret so deep,  skeleton so old and long buried.  I will always love and forgive.  A picture perfect family becomes perfect only when each members learn to love more, serve more and forgive more.   

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