What do you suppose the difference is between surrender and forgiveness? Isn’t forgiveness to for-give? To perhaps allow life to go before us and make things right? Surrendering to the present moment, to all that is, to the will of life – seems energetically similar.
Today is Good Friday. For Christians, this day symbolizes persecution and death, but what if persecution and imminent death lead to Jesus’s total surrender? Maybe the day that Christians deem so heavy and fraught with guilt is actually a day of liberation? Perhaps Good Friday is actually good?
The story of the Crucifixion is tragic for sure, but I wonder if Jesus would compare the “sacrifice” he made that day to the birth of a child. Once the baby is here, the pain disappears completely.
Regardless of how you interpret this day, practicing surrender seems like a good idea, for we will all have to surrender to life someday so why not start now?
Forgiveness seems like a mixture of acceptance and surrender. It has the feel of “going with the flow,” or living life on life’s terms. Worry would be the opposite, causing one to restrict the flow and live life on our own terms. So for the rest of today – Good Friday – I vow not to worry about anything, instead I’m going to surrender to each moment regardless of what it brings.Share on Facebook