true forgiveness

I am blessed to take young moms on shopping trips. It’s a practical way to build connections with them as individuals. I was extra quiet after leaving the store the other day. I wanted to let the mom know it wasn’t her. I briefly shared about an upsetting experience I went through, and how something in the store brought all the feelings of pain flooding back. She looked over at me, with tears in her eyes, and gently said, “I am so sorry— I’ve had the same experience.” The rest of the car ride we discussed the ways we are overcoming our hurt, and what true forgiveness is.
Thank you for providing opportunities to share God’s story with young people through trusting relationships in any relevant way.
TERESA TONINI,  71Five Parents Coordinator  
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“Lord God, you are my hope. I have trusted you since I was young.” Psalm 71:5 ICB