new every morning?

        Every morning, I get a fresh start.  No matter how much I messed up yesterday, I can wake up to a fresh start -- a clean slate, a brand new chance.  I don’t have to crawl around under the weight of yesterday’s wrongs.  I don’t have to dig myself out of that hole.  That’s stunningly good news, but it raises a huge and hard question: what about the person who wronged me yesterday (and maybe many yesterdays)?  When I think about her over my morning coffee, am I going to rehearse and hold on to the litany of her wrongs, or am I willing to give her the same gift I enjoy -- a fresh start, as if yesterday’s wrongs never happened?  If I am, we both win.

“His compassions never fail.  They are new every morning. . . .” Lam. 3:22-23.