The Reflection of Grace

What you will not forgive in others

a mirror for what you cannot forgive

in yourself.

Hold the mirror before your face

cracked, distorted by times

of perceived failure, harsh voices.


and look some more,

until you see the darkness of yourself.

Then step through,

step through the reflection to the other,

the other side where

you are him

you are her

you are they

you are no different.

In the mirror two eyes plead

for grace.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2017

This poem is inspired by the amazingly loving Debbie. Her blog Forgiving Connects offers opportunities to reflect on forgiveness and learn from the experiences of others. Thank you Debbie. Forgiving Fridays on Forgiving Connects



28 thoughts on “The Reflection of Grace

  1. Oh Ali. I am so touched. I don’t even know what to say. This is so true, so beautiful, and so full of wisdom. You reminded me of a Hafiz quote “God said, “I am made whole by your life. Each soul, each soul completes me.” ~Hafiz.

    Thank you for your poem for Forgiving Fridays!! The only thing is to include this link in your post (the one that you included isn’t working for some reason):

    This way, I can share the poem in my write up next week <3.

    Love and Light to you, Ali. I am so glad that I found your blog. You inspire me greatly. ~Debbie

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