Podcast #25 – Function of Love

I’ve been taking the Forgiveness Challenge started by Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho. I thought this would be a good exercise and one that I needed. We had someone working on our house that really pulled one over on us and I found myself disproportionately angry about what they had done. Yes, they damaged our property. Yes, it was a huge hassle. But, this was an intense anger and, in my experience, that kind of anger points back to unresolved anger from past events. So, I decided to work on that. It has been a pretty revealing 30 days of the forgiveness process. One of the things I finally recognized about someone who broke my heart years and years ago was that I broke his. I was so hurt for so long that I never realized my part in the conflict. I can finally, truly wish him well.

The prompt was “Heaven Can Wait” and, it’s my belief, that forgiveness is the key to heaven on earth. But, forgiveness is a tough one sometimes; even over small things. And, as a society, we don’t encourage forgiveness over big things. It seems like that would be giving people permission to do their worst. But it isn’t permission. Having to face people you’ve hurt and acknowledge the pain you’ve caused and to be forgiven is very healing. It is a better deterrent than being punished continuously for your actions which only breeds self hatred and continued misbehavior. And, acknowledging the pain someone has caused you and facing someone who has deeply hurt you with truth and, eventually, forgiveness, is very difficult. But, it sets you free. It happens. It’s possible. It’s a process.


download here: http://lauramariemusic.com/words/blog/podcast-25-function-of-love

Function of Love
I know this story
It never changes
It’s not about him
I wrote the pages
I’m right and he’s wrong
Goes on and on for ages

I’m not the martyr
He’s not the savior
And not the devil
It’s not in his nature
You fall, you learn
We all take our turn at failure
Sooner or later

Go on forgive it
You’ll be alright
It’s a function of love
Not a question of pride
It’s not how you do it
It’s when you decide
Have you made up your mind
Have you made up your mind

Are you a victim
Of your creation
Or just a magnet
For complication
It doesn’t it matter
You have your salvation

So it is given
In perfect measure
And we can take it
But only together
We give and receive
Trust and believe
it gets better
If you ever

Go on forgive it
You’ll be alright
It’s a function of love
Not a question of pride
It’s not how you do it
It’s when you decide
Have you made up your mind

You say
Heaven can wait
But I’m
All out of patience
filling the space
in awe and remembrance of all
The mistakes that were made

Go on forgive it
You’ll be alright
It’s a function of love
Not a question of pride
It’s not how you do it
It’s when you decide
Have you made up your mind
Have you made up your mind

 ©LauraMarieMusic 2014

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