Sunday, April 19, 2009

Forgiveness

Forgiveness
On 8x10 matboard

We ask forgiveness
of one another,
woman to woman,
sister to sister.

We ask forgiveness
of one another,
as children of God,
as friend to friend.

Too many times
have we failed to stand
together
in solidarity.
Too many times
have we judged one another,
condemning those things
we did not understand.

We ask forgiveness
for assuming we know
all there is to know
about each other,
for presuming to speak
for each other,
for defining,
confining,
claiming,
naming,
limiting,
labeling,
conditioning,
interpreting,
and consequently oppressing
each other.

~Medical Mission Sisters

11 comments:

Flassie's Fil'a said...

This is so good Lisa!

I had some issues with someone who hurt someone else and realized that fear is what caused it so why not just forgive them. Why not just forgive no matter what caused it.

I figured out how to get the Chip In button on my blog finally.

God Bless You and Yours and Your Creative Life and Health!!!

Shell said...

Your collage is vibrant and alive. The women I feel are almost about to walk out of the picture. The words well they are true and right.

Kate said...

Lisa,

This is wonderful, I love the images you used.

Kate

GreenishLady said...

Lisa, this has touched me deeply, and like the first commenter, makes me feel I have a forgiveness issue to deal with. There is a friend whose story I really don't know, and to whom I need to stretch out a hand despite everything. I'm taking the words to heart, and the SoulCollage very much into my heart. Thank you.

Kavindra said...

Gorgeous - reminds me of a cave you go deeper and deeper into until you find the gentle buddha at the deepest well.

Dan n Kai said...

simply put..beautiful!
peace, Kai

judie said...

This is profound. Your soul is showing. Love you! xoxoxo

Lisa said...

Your comments are beautiful and mean so much to me.

jessielavon@yahoo.com said...

COME SEE THE HANDMADE, VINTAGE CHRISTMAS BALL GIVEAWAY!
On MAY 15TH Y'ALL ARE INVITED TO A FRONT PORCH PARTY.lETS ALL COME VISIT A SPELL ON THAT DAY. MAY 15TH STARTING AT 10:30 AM.
HERE'S THE RULES:
Between 10:30 -4 p.m Alabama time leave a comment of what you are bring to the party,and who you are bringing or what foods you will be having .
You must leave a comment for your name to be drawn.
The reason for the front porch party is to celebrate my beloved little MaMa and I will be giving away one of her vintage handmade beaded Christmas Balls.
I will take photos of the drawing . My MaMa Geneva Yelverton designed the patterns and after each sequin,ribbon and beads was done she would glue each and every one.
Here at my house THE MENU WILL BE:
Chicken and Dumplings, fresh Butterbeans,fresh corn creamed,fresh squash squash, fryed green tomatoes, fCornbread, blackberry cobbler,Ice tea and Mountain Dew.
Please be sure to add your party photos the day of the party so we can all share them.
Since I have been sick I havent had time to visit with my darlings and sweetpeas,Ilook forward to seeing y'all on the front porch,heres hoping you will join me for a great day of fun and friendship,xxxxoooo

violette said...

This is a very moving piece Lisa......thanks for sharing it. I know that forgiveness is something most of us are working on. It's very liberating when we do in fact choose to forgive.

I love the images you chose for your collage - perfect.

Love, violette

Goddess Leonie * GoddessGuidebook.com said...

This image is completely scrumptious... powerful and divine... just like you!

deeeeep blessings to you ~
goddess leonie