Some of us remember the television series called Kung Fu. I always remember Master Po telling the Young Caine, “When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave.”
He was in affect telling his young disciple that he will have mastered the lessons.
As Christians there is a question that we can pose to ourselves to give us an indication of our own growth and help us to gauge our maturity. Each day we should ask ourselves this: “What is the one thing that I would never forgive?” Answers may very from rape, murder, harm to our family, someone stealing from us and on and on and on… We tend even as Christians to deem many things unforgivable and therefore we make exceptions for not forgiving various acts. That is acceptable human behavior… but is it Spiritual?
The day that we ask ourselves “What is the one thing that I would never forgive?”
and our hearts can respond sincerely answering, “nothing!” And we know truly that we are willing to forgive all things. That is the Spiritual equivalent of “When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave.” Or Better yet once we have the capacity to forgive everything we have then ARRIVED!