A thought on Forgiveness
The practice of forgiveness is the discipleship task of releasing pain and offence, in order to find healing & reconciliation. This Easter Season PRESENTS the perfect opportunity TO FORGIVE as we Remember HOW Christ has Forgiven us.
Forgiveness can be one of the more abstract practices on the Transformation Trek, as it’s a very internal practice often carried out in prayer between you and God. It’s so easy to think of forgiveness as being about someone else, or an issue with another person, but often forgiveness is more about what we carry and our ability to Forgive ourselves and, in turn, allow ourselves to Forgive others.
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you”
As the quote above from Lewis Smede suggests, Forgiveness is often so much about us, as a lack of Forgiveness can cripple us from experiencing life and relationship with God and each other. If a person has wronged us, it is not them that is affected by our internal struggle. Christ offers us a way out; not an instant fix, but a call to journey in His Grace, Light, and Forgiving ways.
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