Over the of the “Love and Forgiveness Room” was the verse:
“Therefore, behold, I will allure her, Bring her into the wilderness and speak kindly to her. Then I will give her her vineyards from there, And the valley of Achor as a door of hope. And she will sing there as in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.” – Hosea 2:14-15
As I walked into the Love and Forgiveness Room, I felt a power of love that I had never experienced before. It was a love that had the power to free someone from hatred, which is really apathy.
“This is the appreciation room where pain, trauma, anger and bitterness are overcome by love. I know how hard it can be to forgive, but maybe it would help for you if you understood that kindness and appreciation to your enemies is like heaping hot coals on their head. Anger and pain are powerful emotions, and often times it feels like if we turn our cheek to forgive, we are just going to get slapped on our other cheek like a weak, defenseless person. The truth of the matter is that the strongest person is the one who responds in love and doesn't allow themselves to be moved by what other people do to them. You can do this. My love will always be bigger and greater than anything else. I want to take you from the Romans 7 man who is wrestling against rights and wrongs and judgements against yourself and others to the Romans 8 man where neither heights nor depth nor principalities or powers can separate you from the love of God and others. We are done with the do's and don'ts and the rights and wrongs, you are perfect in my sight. It's time to take the log out of your eye towards yourself and others and put your love and joy on instead.”