How to Forgive
The bible tells us to "do good and pray BLESSINGS over your enemies." Well that's easier said than done now isn't it? But here's the deal, in Matthew 5:3-10, the bible also tells us what it means to be "blessed."
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
If we stop to think about it, wouldn't we want everyone to be blessed in this way?
If we stop to think about it, wouldn't we want everyone to be blessed in this way? ...even those who have wronged us? I mean, wouldn't that sort of solve the problem?
Let's be honest. We have all wronged someone somehow. We have all required the forgiveness of others. Should we not offer the same? Certainly none of us are in the position to cast the first stone. (John 8:7)
Sure, Some Offenses are Big
Sure, some offenses are big and forgiveness does not mean a free pass or even reconciliation, it can simply mean moving on and wishing the person well.
FREE your Heart
Regardless, I know it's hard, but life's too short to waste time on bitterness and resentment.
Free your mind.
Free your heart.
by Jenny Muscatell
Author of The Journey of Faith and an Open Heart
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