Memory is not a thing we can touch but “a concept that refers to the process of remembering.”* One of the problems with us humans is that we remember things we would be better off forgetting and forget the things we desperately need to remember. For example, too often we can remember without effort and with strong emotion, the wrongs done to us; we struggle to forgive and forget that we are in dire need of God’s grace and forgiveness every moment, and He offers both freely. Forgiveness does not mean reconciliation in all human relationships. Reconciliation is not always possible but the process of forgiving others frees us and we can get to the place in our healing where the memory of the event is not accompanied by the same pain as when the wound was first inflicted.
This post is for Day 30 of the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes Writing Challenge. The theme of my series is, “Season,” (which, at this point in the challenge, is loosely) based on the definition, “make (wood) suitable for use as timber by adjusting its moisture content to that of the environment in which it will be used.” Please click here to find the Table of Contents and links to other posts in the series.
*The information about memory cited in the post is from the article, “How Human Memory Works” by Richard C. Mohs.