The Power Of Forgiveness
Jesus tells us over and over that we need to forgive others who hurt us. Once, he even said we need to do so nearly 500 times. Sounds like a tall order to me. There’s something hidden in that though. There are at least three reasons He tells to forgive each other.
· First, it releases the other person from the burden of being in debt to us .
It also restores our relationship with
them and we start again with a blank slate.
|credit Stuart Miles|
· But the most surprising result to me is that it frees us. When we hold onto something where we’ve been wronged, it actually enslaves us. It may be all we can think about.
How about you? What have you found happens when you forgive someone or they forgive you for something?