Why a Forgiveness Card?

by ChrisK on December 10, 2009

Sure it would be great if the people who’ve violated us in the past would find Jesus, atone, be remorseful and offer a deep, contrite, impactful apology. Fact is, the chances of that happening are slim to none. The reason I believe My Forgiveness Card is effective is because it speaks to all women, past and present that never got to hear an apology and go through life feeling victimized. While the card can’t change you per se,  my hope is that each gesture of giving will offer the woman receiving the card a little “emotional space”  to heal.

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1 Linda Robinson December 10, 2009 at 8:26 pm

I KNOW YOU WILL READ THIS WITH AN OPEN CHRISTIAN MIND SET. The card is a nice, inspirational, soul searching gester. Why a card? I personally would rather talk about it instead of him reading a card. But, is he true to the words or is it just a dressed rehearsal. “You” do not need a card. I wonder what the response would be from the women if it was someone that they know personally. If this is something coming from the men I know, you are putting me on the spot because God said we must forgive in order to move forward. If he the giver would be sincere about the giving because as for myself and I am certain others would look at the pattern of the man questions would be raised. What is the purpose of the card? Just to receive forgiveness and is it suppose to be given as I won’t do it again? I can go on and on. But I am trying to understand the purpose of the card.

2 ChrisK December 10, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Why a card…because us men are hardwired to “do” or “fix” things. Talking, especially about emotional subjects, doesn’t sit well with many of us. I beg to differ: we absolutely need a “dress rehearsal” before diving head-first into the deep take-responsibility-for-all-our-actions end of the pool. As for receiving My Forgiveness Card from someone you know vs a stranger, maybe there’s something in there that needs to be explored. We know we’ve done some things that seem unforgivable. Maybe many men can’t handle the possibility that their apology won’t be accepted – so why even bother.

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