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Forgiveness Friday begins when you forgive others

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS UPON THE SOLID FOUNDATION OF LOVE (Photo by Pastor Davis)

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS UPON THE SOLID FOUNDATION OF LOVE (Photo by Pastor Davis)

In Luke 7:47-50 Jesus spoke these words, “Therefore, I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much.  But to whom little is f or given, the same loves little.  “Then He said to her, your sins are forgiven.”  And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you.  Go in peace.”

The art of forgiveness begins when you forgive someone, embracing them with your emotions of love.

It is having a humble spirit and being done with pride and self-pity.  It is taking a step toward the practice of forgiveness.  Hate is death, forgiveness is life.

If the Lord can forgive us of our sins, why do we have such a difficult time of forgiving others when we perceive them to have done us wrong?  Getting rid of our heart aches and pains begins with us.  We must learn to free ourselves of all the negative baggage we carry around each and every day with our unforgiving spirit.

Forgiveness should become a habit.  When the Master was asked how often we should forgive, he answered: “Until seventy times seven.”  He who forgives to infinity will never hate.

Forgiveness should start now.  Putting off forgiving only deepens the wound.  Clinging to bitterness postpones happiness.  Life is short, time is fleeting.  Today is the day to forgive.

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One comment

  1. So true. Forgiveness removes pain.

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