FORGIVENESS

09232017 Saturday

“Then Peter came and said to Him, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, up to seven times, but seventy times seven” (Matthew 18:21).

Revenge or recovery? Justice or mercy? Condemn or pardon? When others have hurt us, wronged us, offended us, lied about us, or mistreated us the natural tendency is to become bitter, resentful, and vengeful. Forgiveness is never easy. It’s hard, unnatural; it is supernatural. The attitude of unforgiveness, however, becomes the cancer of our soul. Of all the destructive emotions, none is equal to hate. For every minute you hate, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Whoever it is; whatever it is, forgive, move on, and start living again.

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