For this assignment, Holley begins with this first question but skillfully encouarges us to shift our focus from the negative to the positive by answering the following one:
There are other situations in which I (numerous. daily. personal. choices.) caused pain (wounded!). Situations in which I wish I could go back & react &/or respond differently. I did share some of that here. This involved the need to forgive myself & accept God's forgiveness. As a result, I can attest to the fact (it's one of the very few things I know for sure!) that it's MUCH easier to forgive someone else than it is to forgive myself. Not sure why that is. It just is.
A. I must sound like a broken record here, but the answer to this question is the (VeRy) short summary of my story. The answer is essentially the same answer to a previous question, "What would you edit?" :
Hebrews 10(NIV): ....v4 because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
....He died to do what I was dying to do! He edited every bit(!) of my story that I would have loved to edit out myself if I could (& probably more!). I shudder to think of all the red (blood!) my story required in order to make me perfect forever! The transfusion was transforming - to the point that when I received it, I stopped dying & started really living (talk about healing!) .... & my story was no longer even about me anymore! It's all about Him now (even when I tend to forget that!) tho' it's still personal because it's shared from my unique vantage point.