This is the bringing together of two gargantuan issues: grief and forgiveness. There’s no better time to learn about the power of forgiveness than when you’re living in a state of spiritual bankruptcy. Spiritual bankruptcy is the opposite of moral bankruptcy because it’s in weakness that our spirituality thrives.
It’s in grief that we experience and, therefore, ultimately learn true poverty of spirit.
The worst thing that can happen to us when forgiveness would be the best thing is that we would have strength enough to resist being broken when it is grief that dissolves all strength (a.k.a. pride) that corrupts hopes for growth.
POVERTY THAT LEADS TO WEALTH
Poverty of spirit or spiritual bankruptcy sounds bad, but it is the best thing for any human being to endure and survive. Every human being ought to be afforded the opportunity to learn and grow through the gift of lament.
Lament, or real spiritual…