More and more we ask God for forgiveness. We realize that forgiving and being forgiven it is a huge step in advancing the class. One major thing we have to understand. God forgives everyone who wants to be forgiven. However, the answer that we receive may not be the answer that we want. Let’s start with a short story of life.
Once upon a time was a beautiful woman that was forced into marriage. Her new husband was far away from being an angel. He was always upset with his life, and even though he was wealthy without worrying for tomorrow, he was never happy. He never knew to appreciate life. Moreover, he made his wife’s life miserable. They never had kids and the wife even though she was a pleasant person, starting hating her husband. From that point forward their lives became a living hell. Time passed, and later in life, the lady turn more to God and ask for forgiveness. She realized that hating her husband and doing many wrong things after all was a mistake. Every day morning and night she was praying harder and harder. She became a better human being helping others as much as she could. She donated money, helped with building a new school and a new hospital.
One day after so many prayers when she was convinced that God forgave her, her husband had an accident, and he was mobilized in the bed for the rest of his life. She became so upset with God. Why is that happening to me? After all these prayers and good deeds, I am punished so hard. My husband has hurt me all my life, and now it is me again that I have to suffer for him?
She received her answer from God, but she never understood it. She had to forgive to be forgiven. Forgiving her husband and taking care of him will help her to forgive herself which is nothing but God forgiveness.
When we are doing good in life and helping others, it must come with love and compassion, from the heart, not because we think that will benefit us in the afterlife. That beautiful energy that we feel helping others will benefit us, after all, helping us to forgive and be forgiven.