The wrongs done to us are irrelevant

The hardest part of forgiving another person is acting like the offense never occurred.

David Jeremiah notes that

“forgiving someone means—

restoring a relationships to the status they enjoyed before the offense took place.

It’s one thing to say,

“I forgive you,”

but it’s another to act like all the effects of an offense are completely erased.”

So:

Love is known by its actions

more than its words.

Jesus faced this dilemma

when He healed a paralytic man.

He told the man that his sins were forgiven

(and by extension, he was healed),

He was criticized.

He was accused of blaspheming

But why?

He had the authority to forgive sins—something only God can do.

So, Jesus proved He had the authority to say,

“I forgive you,”

by doing something harder.

He healed the man’s paralysis.

After all, as Jesus explained,

actions speak louder than words

(Mark 2:8-11).

We cannot go through life without being hurt by others,

so we should learn to forgive.

But maybe the crux of it

We’re in a paralysis in ourselves!

We’re not savoring our forgiveness

We can’t practice forgiveness

by demonstrating

acts of lovingkindness.

As we’ve no appropriated our forgiveness from Jesus

We’re not embracing Jesus

Constant Lovingkindness

That’s new every morning

That’s new every moment

That’s new every minute

G. Campbell Morgan wrote:

“Forgiveness is to be

set loose from sins.”

Forgiveness is embracing those who have hurt us

by saying and

by feeling

that the wrongs done

are now irrelevant!!!

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