I woke up this morning knowing exactly what to pray and meditate on. I want distance AND forgiveness. I’ve never tried it that way. In the past, rancor meant a rift; softness, reconciliation. So far, a relationship has resulted in failure and anger. So don’t do it. In the past, that warm flood of understanding and sympathy inspired a desire to see them, to hold them. Hold that feeling in your heart. For yourself, for your family, for everyone.
Only good can come of it. I will remain estranged, and continue inviting forgiveness.