Tuesday, March 14
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
The Fourth Commandment
Of the lesser commandments,
the fourth can be the most challenging,
and can seem out of place with the rest.
It’s often easier to honor someone else’s parents,
so that precisely must be the point –
to live better by loving better those harder to love,
to respect those we resent, want to forget.
It’s a commandment of relationship healing.
We cannot authentically honor our parents
without honoring ourselves in the process,
honoring with love, care, authenticity.
Yes, the commandment to forgive
and to heal what may be deeply wounded
can be the most challenging.