Have you ever been wounded by another ‘Christian’?
I have. It is the ultimate betrayal. Five years ago two priests were dismissed and disappeared from our Diocese. We were told nothing by our Bishop; we found out through the media.
When Jesus tells us , in the Lord’s Prayer , to forgive those who trespass against us, He means it. Carrying around unforgiveness will cause us to become bitter, and damage our witness for Christ.
At the height of my woundedness, I purchased a little lamb. Yes, it is a toy for a baby, but my emotions were so raw at that time, I needed something soft, as a reminder that God had seen this betrayal, and was as sad as I was about it.
The little Lamb, named Lottie, sits on my bed. She has a little wind- up music box inside her. The song plays the chorus from a children’s hymn that most of us know: ‘Yes Jesus loves me, yes, Jesus loves me, yes, Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so.’
That is the heart of Christianity. We love Jesus, because He first loved us.
The little Lamb has helped me to heal.
May God grant us supernatural strength and grace to forgive those who have hurt us.