Rosauldo Ponce ~ Forgiveness

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  1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years ago

    Take time to read Rosauldo Ponce's work on Forgiveness.

    This is his first time writing a response for our word prompt ~ let's welcome him. … orgiveness

  2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years ago

    I haven't read this one yet, but I will try to finish this up tomorrow.

    Then I will post my comments.

  3. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    This is a good response Rosauldo, using God’s words as inspiration for us to forgive. Thanks for sharing, Brenda.

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    Vladimir Karasposted 2 years ago

    I have a little problem understanding why all those innocent children who died in wars and atrocities and other forms of abuse -- didn't get a heavenly forgiveness for "lying to their mothers about those disappeared cookies", but had to die for their "sins".
    Unless, of course, we put it all under the umbrella of "God works in mysterious ways, and we are not to question them".
    There is something like justice, and that's why we have an impressive number of penitentiaries full of people who didn't get "forgiveness" for their deeds.
    On a personal level, not forgiving is psychologically and physically a wrong policy, because with grudges we are only hurting ourselves.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I must have missed something because I don't see any of this in Rosauldo's poem.

      I'm not certain what you are discussing, but I'm sure God welcomes all children with open arms.
      They are innocent.

      We, as adults, are the ones who truly need forgiveness 

      And I'm with you...
      Holding grudges only hurts ourselves.

  5. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years ago

    Welcome to our word prompt series.

    I love this first sentence in your article:
    "Forgiveness manifests the awesome power of love."
    This is one thing in life that definitely helps us.  We feel so much better if we forgive others just as Jesus did while on the cross.

    In your poem, "Forgiveness Loves Most Powerful Residue" you tell us we to forgive others just as God fogives our sins.

    In doing so, we will receive forgiveness from God & gain victories in our lives.

    Forgiveness sets us free.  Liberating us so we can heal from the pain & hurt inflicted upon us.

    It is through forgiveness that we gain stronger bonds in our relationships.

    This is an excellent poem which shows us the value of God's love, as well as forgiveness.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.

    I will post a link in the word prompt article.

  6. Misbah786 profile image83
    Misbah786posted 2 years ago

    Rosauldo, this is a beautiful response to the word prompt, Forgiveness. I enjoyed reading your poem. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Thank you so much, Bredz, for sharing this on forums. smile

    Blessings always!!

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    Vladimir Karasposted 2 years ago

    Brenda -- O. K., let me put it the other way. If heavenly love really inspires forgiveness, then what did all those dying, innocent children do so wrong, not to deserve heavenly protection and love? If God insists on order in this universe, then there must be justice, and by what justice children die, while those responsible keep getting richer?
    The poem is beautiful, and I admire the author's faith, but we are two different people, and I will never trade my logicalness for a blind believing, no matter how  believing may pamper my soul.
    So, in the face of everything that I am saying here, how can you be so "sure", my dear friend, that "God welcomes all children"? Sounds quite "theoretical", because the praxis is showing that children keep dying -- like some "heavenly orphans" with no one up there to protect them with their "Almighty Fatherly Hand".
    I hope this is a clearer version of what I mean.
    I also understand that you are a religious person, and logic is not really welcome in religion, where believing means everything.
    For a dash of joke, I know that I am forgiven (although I am not). Religious folks are very generous with expressions of their forgiveness, but they don't really forgive -- because they are humans, not some angelic entities.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You are correct in saying I'm a religious person, but even that doesn't give me all the answers.

      I don't know why Bad Things Happen to children or adults, but I firmly believe that all children are innocent.

      They don't understand what it is to therefore they have not sinned.

      So in my book, they are welcome with open arms.

      It's also stated many places in the bible that children are "innocents."

      They do not know right from wrong & we should be as a child.

      As far as forgiving others, it's not an easy thing to do.
      I fall short many times because I am human.

      I ask myself alot...what would Jesus do...because obviously, I'm not feeling it.

      I wish there was an ultimate protection force, but things in life have both good and bad.

      We have free will to do what we choose and the ability to repent of our sins.   So I guess God let's us make our own path without interference.

      It's a slippery slope which I can say I don't understand but that I have faith that the children go to heaven & that helps a little bit.

  8. Peggy W profile image97
    Peggy Wposted 2 years ago

    Brenda, thanks for sharing Rosauldo's work regarding forgiveness with us.  We truly do help ourselves by forgiving those who harm us in any way.  We do not have to forget, but we can learn and continue to grow.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Peggy!  That's a hard one.

      Forgiving is one thing, but I always remember.


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