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Forgive Because You Are Forgiven
by Natacha Cann on September 30th, 2014

​The next time you find it hard to forgive someone for making a mistake consider that no one is perfect.  At one point or another we’ve all been the offender too (whether intentional or unintentional). We have all either misjudged, condemned without having all of the facts, gossiped, said hurtful things, been insensitive, or made a host of other mistakes that offend others. However, no one enjoys being on the receiving end of this. As the saying goes, “We can dish it out, but we can’t take it.”
 
The next time someone “dishes it out” and offends you, you should respond by modeling the behavior that you would want to see. In other words, if you expect to be forgiven when you make a mistake then you should forgive that person as well. Luke 6:37 says, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Yes, at some point we may still make the mistake of judging or condemning because we are not perfect, but forgiveness affords everyone the opportunity to redeem themselves. And, who doesn’t need a little redemption from time to time?
 
Whether you are the receiver or the offender, scripture reminds us to forgive because we are forgiven. Have you ever been on the receiving end and found it hard to forgive? I know I have (too many times to count)! If you’ve been there too, I’d like to hear from you.  Comment on this post and tell me about it.  


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