Recently I was driving home with my kids, when my four year old said, “Mommy, do you remember when I had that splinter and you had to take it out?”
“Yes, I remember” I replied
“Well, that hurt.”
“I know, sweetie, but it would hurt more to leave it in.”
As I thought about that, the impression came to me that many of us are living with emotional splinters. We leave them there, because we think it will be easier than to pull it out.
Although emotional splinters can represent many things, today I want to focus on forgiveness. Continue reading