Part of being human is to make mistakes and be imperfect.
Today I visited someone I hadn’t visited for a very long time. Partly because of health circumstances, but also partly because of an accumulating sense of guilt.
I am very glad that I’m forgiven, by God and by the person I visited today as well. The hardest thing is self-forgiveness though, but when I look at the cross on which Jesus died, I think: who am I to deny myself forgiveness if God has given it to me so freely?
‘To err is human, to forgive divine’
Alexander Pope, poet.
(Photograph taken by me in a Dutch monastery in Maarssen. It is a very special crucifix: the crucified and the risen Christ all in one.