I open my heart to forgive.
Poet Alexander Pope wrote: “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” In my humanity, I occasionally make a poor choice, act impulsively, or speak thoughtlessly. When I do, I may be self-critical or feel guilty. But I have the power to make amends, correct my errors, and forgive. As my source of love and understanding, the Divine within empowers me to forgive myself and others. I open my heart, and compassion arises. I see the beauty and value of every human being, including myself. Forgiveness frees me to experience my oneness with the Divine. It opens the way to fulfilling relationships and honest communication. My heart is ready to forgive myself and others.
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.—Matthew 6:12