A very dear young man pored his hear out tonight for all to see. He laid out all the things he had done and trying to make amends for those transgressions and was met with the back of the person he was trying to reach.
We can’t always fix the things in our past, it would be nice if we could, but sometimes we just can’t. The point is he tried.
I know that too often people who have done us wrong come back and say I’m sorry and then turn around and do something, usually worse, and once again we are left putting the pieces back together. In this case that’s not what is going on. The young man means what he says.
What we all have to remember is that one day we will all be gone and once we are there is no making amends. You can’t go back and say I’m sorry because the other person is gone and your pleas will fall on not only deaf ears but dead ones. You will never had the opportunity to know whether or not you could have fixed things between you and too often we don’t realize this until it’s too late. Right now you think it’s OK to leave things as they are because you know that other person is still there should you ever change your mind. That’s not always going to be the case.
I have four people I wish I could say something to but now that can never happen. One is my mother, one is a brother, one is my father, and one is my son. That last one hurts me most of all. It isn’t important how, when, or when, it just is.
For all four I would give anything to be able to say I love you but I would also like to tell them that for any harm I ever brought any of them, I’m so very sorry. It was never intentional and in some cases it what I thought was best at the time. They are all gone now and I will never have that opportunity to try if not make it right at least they would all know they were loved, and still are, but nothing I ever did was done out of meanness or spite.
With what happened to the young man I was talking about earlier he took a wrong path and has been doing everything he can to set himself right. How far could his brother’s love go to help him achieve that goal? Whatever mistakes this young man made are on him and no one else and he isn’t trying to lay them at the door of another. He simply wanted a chance to try and set of the things he had done in the past. So to the brother of this young man I say to you. Don’t let this pass you by. One day you will look back on it and you will regret it far more than you can ever imagine. When that day comes and you haven’t reached out that hand to your brother I sincerely hope there is someone there for you who can help you through the pain I know you are ultimately going to suffer, and you will suffer.
May God bless you and help you find the heart to forgive. No one is asking you to forget, just forgiveness and move forward into something that could hold far more for you than you ever thought possible.
You see I happen to think the world of that brother of yours. He’s been my rock on many occasions. I would proudly call him my son.
I know you don’t know me from Adam but I know your brother and if there is any of him in you then I pray you find a way to forgive your brother because I don’t want you to feel the pain I have had to endure.
God bless you my boy and may he help you to find it in your heart to forgive your brother.