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To Be Devine

As I said goodnight to my daughter tonight, her last words to me were “Dad, remember to err is human but to forgive is divine “. I know I have heard that many times before but I still seem to struggle to meet that lofty goal and be devine. On the other hand, I have no problem on the erring side. Making mistakes, especially the same mistakes, is something I unfortunately do all the time. So that makes me very human. Now I like to think that I am also very good at forgiving but I feel I often come up short in that department. I rarely bare grudges for a long time but , at the same time, I do not very often instantly forgive. I seem to go through this process of feeling hurt and taking on a victim syndrome which usually has the affect of making the other person feel bad. I suppose it’s like a passive retaliation. Instant forgiveness is a challenge but then who would expect being divine would be easy?