With age…

[Author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail; excerpt from Daily Peace; Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2015]

What is unforgivable? It’s an important question that arises whenever harm comes into our lives. And an even more critical question: who cannot be forgiven?

The older I get, the more I am convinced of this: when I assign someone to the land of the unforgivable and unforgiven, I end up living there, too. Only by the grace of God can either one of us find release.

2 thoughts on “With age…

  1. David Anderson

    I like the Strayed wisdom–that wisdom and acceptance and peace will almost always be about forgiveness. It’s pretty much the single ticket to salvation. In my own life that has been painfully, beautifully true.

    1. Johnna Post author

      Thanks, David. Beautiful and painful are an apt pairing for what forgiving and forgiveness evoke. Peace, Johnna


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