Sunday, August 21, 2005

Cryptic Love

You'll never know.

You'll never know the sacrifices that were made for you.

You'll never know the pain you caused.

You'll never know the hardships endured for you.

I am tempted to tell you because your selfishness amazes me sometimes and it burrows into the heart of those I love most. I see their pain and I see your blithe ignorance.

Then I realize that the only thing I truly have ever wished was for you to learn forgiveness.

So all I can do is hold those who have been scarred...and forgive you.

I pray you'll never know.

Yet I pray one day you'll understand also that there are many things you never knew and you should fall down on your knees and thank God for the people who protected you from that pain.