**************“If we have died with Christ, we believe we shall also live with him.”
“And maybe you were guilty.
Perhaps you said things you should not have said.
Perhaps you neglected to do things you should have done.
But who hasn’t?
What is past is past. It cannot be changed.
You already have too much pain to add the burden
of self-accusation, self-reproach, and self-depreciation.
A wise member of the clergy one said,
“I believe that God forgives you.
The question is: will you forgive yourself?” [pg 41]
“Memories – tender, loving, bittersweet. They can never be taken from you.
Nothing can detract from the joy and the beauty you and your loved one shared.
Your love for the person and his or her love for you cannot be altered by time or circumstance.
The memories are yours to keep.
Yesterday has ended, though you store it in then treasurehouse of the past.” [pg. 85]