January 14th -
When we have put the past to rest, when we have forgiven ourselves, when we have forgiven our brothers and sisters, when we have forgiven events and circumstances; then we are free to be and to do whatever is called for in the present moment. Whenever we participate in an act of forgiveness, we make all things new again. It is a new day and we become new in it. All the things which held us into the patterns of the past have been washed away. We have set ourselves and all others free from the slavery of the blame game. All worries and concerns are revealed in their true nature. We find, as did the Biblical Jacob* that everything that we wrestle with is just God in disguise and that as soon as we let go, we get a blessing.
*Jacob means “Tripper-upper”, his name is changed to Israel (he who strives with God)