An Apology To You. Will You Accept it and Heal?

I was listening on the radio the other day, they were talking about racism. They asked one African American what she needed to heal. She said she needed a person in our government to apologize for slavery, to recognize the injustice and apologize. Really? Is that all you need? Then it hit me. I’m not in the government, but I can do one better. So here you go …

Dear Slaves and Slave Descendants,

slavesI am a descendant of several slave owners. I recognize my ancestral heritage was less than perfect. On behalf of my Great-Grandfathers, I ask you to forgive slave owners. I break any legal rights and powers their slave owning has over your life. I am not in agreement in any way with their choice to own slaves. I ask you to receive your freedom from the effects of this act. I remove all legal rights of these slave owners over their slaves lives and your life. I renounce the beliefs and hurts which have been given place because of slave owners. I speak blessings over you and your generations to come. I ask former slaves and their descendants to receive the truth of freedom over their life. I stand in the gap for all my ancestor’s sins against their slaves. Any generational ownership is null and void. I declare now that all generational ownerships are now severed, broken, and finished. I renounce, rebuke, and revoke any covenants, bonds, vows, agreements or assignments entered into by my grandparents over their slaves. I replace them with love and freedom. Please forgive those who held your ancestors in bondage so you can be set free. I am sorry. I can not hug you in real life, but if you were standing before me, I would offer you a sincere, heart felt hug. **

Dear American Indians and Descendants,

indiansI am a descendant of those who fought American Indians. I recognize my ancestral heritage was less than perfect. On behalf of my Great-Grandfathers, I ask you to forgive those who wronged you, tricked you, or pushed you out of your home. I break any legal rights and powers their actions has over your life. I am not in agreement in any way with their choices. I ask you to receive your freedom from the effects of this act. I renounce the beliefs and hurts which have been given place because of their acts. I speak blessings over you and your generations to come. I ask you to receive the truth of freedom over your life. I stand in the gap for all my ancestor’s sins against your ancestors and you. I declare now that all generational abuses are now severed, broken, and finished. I renounce, rebuke, and revoke any covenants, bonds, vows, agreements or assignments entered into by my grandparents against the American Indians. I replace them with love and freedom. Please forgive those who were at war with your ancestors so you can be set free. I am sorry. I can not hug you in real life, but if you were standing before me, I would offer you a sincere, heart felt hug.**

Dear Holocaust Victim and Descendants,

Although I do not know of anyone in my direct blood line who may have been apart of the Holocaust, I do have German ancestors. I also have Jewish blood lines.  I recognize my ancestral heritage was less than perfect. On behalf of my Great-Grandfathers, I ask you to forgive those who participated in this genocide against you. I break any legal rights and powers their actions has over your life. I am not in agreement in any way with their choices. I ask you to receive your freedom from the effects of this act. I renounce the beliefs and hurts which have been given place because of their acts. I speak blessings over you and your generations to come. I ask you to receive the truth of freedom over your life. I stand in the gap for all my ancestor’s sins against your ancestors and you. The law of judgment set in motion is now and forever broken over our lives. I declare now that all generational abuses are now severed, broken, and finished. I renounce, rebuke, and revoke any covenants, bonds, vows, agreements or assignments entered into by my grandparents against the Jewish people. I replace them with love and freedom. Please forgive those who carried out such atrocious acts against your ancestors so you can be set free. I am sorry. I can not hug you in real life, but if you were standing before me, I would offer you a sincere, heart felt hug.**

Dear Crusade Victim and Descendants,

I am a descendant of those who led the Crusades. I recognize my ancestral heritage was less than perfect. On behalf of my Great-Grandfathers, I ask you to forgive those who spread bloodshed in the name of God. I break any legal rights and powers their actions has over your life. I am not in agreement in any way with their choices. I ask you to receive your freedom from the effects of this act. I renounce the beliefs and hurts which have been given place because of their acts. I ask you to receive the truth of freedom over your life. I stand in the gap for all my ancestor’s sins against your ancestors and you. I declare now that all generational sufferings are now severed, broken, and finished. I replace them with love and freedom. Please forgive those who were at war with your ancestors so you can be set free. I am sorry. I can not hug you in real life, but if you were standing before me, I would offer you a sincere, heart felt hug.**

It is time we heal our wounds and break free from our past. Those things done to our ancestors or to us, can never be undone, but only forgiven. As we choose to forgive, we do not have to choose to forget. By choosing not to forget, we can walk freely into the future and not repeat the very same errors of the past. By choosing to forgive, we can walk freely into the future, not tied to a past event which never be changed.

No one alive today can do anything to make amends, pay, or bring retribution for things done to your ancestors. The best thing we can all do is do our very best not to repeat them. We can not, ourselves, be a part of slavery, driving people from their homes, genocide, or killing in the name of our God. If we do, then we are no better than those we despise for similar acts against our ancestors.

So, will you accept this apology? Will you allow yourself to be healed? Will you be a part of a peaceful future? Will you walk in freedom? The choice is all up to you now.

>>PEACE and LOVE<<

 

**Because I choose to be a Christian, I ask all these things in Christ name. 

 

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2 thoughts on “An Apology To You. Will You Accept it and Heal?

  1. This is well written. I hope apologies are accepted for the wrong doing by our ancestors . I also would give big hugs to help take the hurt away. Keep writing, very informative .

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