Bea has had her share of heartaches, especially from her ex-boyfriend, John. He started to get weird because he had difficulties accepting that she was becoming more mature and more successful than him.

Eventually, Bea found out that John has been a chronic cheater. She realized that the reason why he’s always defensive, always “50/50,” and always inconsistent is because he’s busy wooing other women.

It pained her so much because she’s endured a lot of verbal abuse from him and she’s been trying to convince herself that John’s a good man and just going through a lot of career pressure and problems.

Self-sabotage was the automatic result of what happened. Bea was a complete mess for many months. There were days that she was okay, but most of the time, she was just on autopilot because the pain was so grave, her heart already numbed.

She, then, started attending the Feast. However, because she couldn’t bear the pain anymore, she opened her heart to God and immediately felt the most loving and caring embrace she had ever felt.

After a few months, she was able to forgive John, who was already her ex, at that point.

The real challenge, which took about two years, was for her to forgive herself. As she did so, her life started improving.

Today, Bea is in a much happier place. She knows that she doesn’t need a man to make her happy, and she has accepted the fact that her worth doesn’t come from her corporate success, but the fact that God loves her and that she loves herself.

 

The Road to Forgiveness

 

As some of you know, I was molested when I was 13 years old. It had affected me for a very long time. It created, in me, a hatred for homosexuals for many years.

One day, I got tired of being angry and, even though I was never able to see my molester again, I just decided to forgive him.

Today, I decide again to forgive my molester, and I will continue forgiving him for the rest of my life. Today, I release myself from that pain.

Now, I, along with the whole Feast Greenhills family, welcome homosexuals at the Feast where they will not be judged. Instead we will just love them just as God loves them.

We will not try to change you, but we just want you to experience God’s love.

When you forgive, you release yourself from the pain, from the hurt, and from the curse that this bitterness brings to your life.

Friend, we both do not deserve forgiveness, but God loves us so much that he continuously forgives us. St. Paul said, he saved us. It was not because of any good deeds that we ourselves had done, but because of his own mercy that he saved us (Titus 3:5 GNT).

And that’s how we should forgive too.

Jesus said, If you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6:15).

Decide to forgive even if it still hurts.

Be the better person – forgive

Free yourself from the pain – forgive

Move forward – forgive

Love yourself – forgive

Love again – forgive

 

The Best Is Yet To Come,

JPaul Hernandez

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