Respecting the awesome power of words!



Forgiveness is a light
shining forward,
out of a painful past,
toward a hopeful future.

We are like the mirrored cone
around a flashlight bulb.

If we convince ourselves
that we are the source
of this light, it is dimmed
with our pride and
blocked by the judgment
of our withholding.

All we can truly do
is accept the gift of it,
mind our own shadows,
and reflect the light toward others.

© 2017 Todd Jenkins

One response

  1. Such a writer, painter, actor, dancer temptation. My temptation to say “I did well; I didn’t do well.” Forgive me, God.

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    February 28, 2017 at 8:35 am

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