Forgiveness is like an onion.
When you forgive the offense, you peel back one layer of the onion, and things seem to be fine. But weeks, even months later, the offense pops into your mind again along with the anger and you must forgive one more time and you peel off the another layer.
As you go through this process several times forgiving again and again, one day you will pull off the last peal, and the onion disappears and you have completely forgiven the person.
Forgive and keep on forgiving, until the onion of offense is completely gone.
By Dean Smith written at “opentheword.org“.
Hard to hear this? At what layer of the onion are you?
Grace is needed at every skin; it is providential that peeling/cutting onions just naturally causes us to cry, even when we don’t want to.
In the haze of tears, try to remember you were forgiven first.