Have you ever had your world turned upside down by a single sentence?
Have you ever felt someone else’s words unlock a caged place within your heart?
If so, then this story is for you.
It begins with me spending a month in a residential rehab called The Clearing.
I am here for work – I’m a copywriter on The Clearing’s team, writing ebooks and essays – but I am also here for my own healing.
(They tried to make me go to rehab, and I said yes.)
On this particular day in workshop, we are learning about self-forgiveness. We are offering ourselves compassion for our judgments against ourselves and others.
Then The Clearing’s co-founder and CEO Joe Koelzer tells us, almost offhandedly, “Oh, and by the way, you don’t have to worry about asking God for forgiveness.”
At this, I cannot help but raise my hand and say, “Wait … you don’t?”