Forgive me, for bearing all my heart’s scars from lost wars, for romanticizing pain until it envelops me, making me lose sight of Your bloodied hands, Your tattered ribs, while You gasp for oxygen, for light, and for Purpose.
Forgive me, for taking love that isn’t mine to keep, reaching out for hands to hold and hearts to fill, while you relentlessly offer Yourself to me day by day while I search for a home I could only find in Your arms.
Forgive me, for my emotions which change like the seasons, one day passionately in pursuit of You and the next weary of what You can give me, while Your love for me courses through the ocean of time – steadfast and insurmountable.
Forgive me, for feeding my loneliness with empty, reckless lies and lecturing my heart on how to love without giving away love when the truth is, You have conquered the impossible, You have given me my worth.
Forgive me, for guarding my heart out of fear, for building walls too high to pass through, when you have opened the gate of Eternity, of Perfect Love to give and receive love as I please.
Forgive me, I am afraid to love.
Forgive me, for loving others more than I would want to love you.
Forgive me, my love is conditional.
Forgive me, I am only human.
(Inspired by Forgive me, I am only God by Fr. Arsenio C. Jesena)