I am so sorry for the loss of your baby. You can't have fellowship without forgiveness because bitterness and resentment always destroy fellowship. Because we're imperfect people, we inevitably hurt each other when we're together for a long enough time. Sometimes we hurt each other intentionally and sometimes unintentionally, but either way, it takes massive amounts of mercy and grace to create and maintain fellowship. Remember, you will never be asked to forgive someone else more than God has already forgiven you. Whenever you are hurt by someone, you have a choice to make: Will I use my energy and emotions for retaliation or for resolution? You can't do both.
May you have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving!
at 4:40 AM on Nov. 26, 2008