Sunday, January 24, 2010

Forgiveness part 3

There is a place for anger toward unrighteousness.  As a matter of fact, unrighteousness should cause those who love righteousness to become angry because unrighteousness tramples underfoot what is right and good. 

I am so thankful to God for those men and women who are working, whether through the court system to change laws, or through society by making others aware of the situation of donor conceived people, so that younger generations don't have to know the pain of missing biological connections.   Many people have taken their anger and hurt and made it constructive.  This is defending the helpless, and it is a good thing to do.

This also brings me to the point of this blog - anger and what should be done with it.  Missing out on knowing a biological parent isn't a small hurt.  It's a big, gaping wound, and platitudes or harsh words don't make it better.  There is real hurt and anger that must be dealt with, or it can eat us alive, like the most aggressive form of cancer you can imagine. 

If our anger is only used as fuel to change laws and attitudes, there is no lasting change.  Look beyond the here and now and think about eternity.  If it were possible to make it so that no child wondered who his father was, it would be a good thing, but in the great scheme of things, it doesn't make a hill of beans difference. 

How sad it would be if we all knew our biological fathers, yet never get to know our real Father.  If our anger for unrighteousness only drives us to fix the temporary, but never leads us to search for the eternal, we are short-sighted.  I started this blog because I know there are people like me who hurt more than I do because they don't have the comfort that I have.  I know my real Father.  I want you to know Him, too.

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