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Forgive One Another

October 7, 2014
  • Seeing Each Other Through Jesus' Eyes

    Seeing Each Other Through Jesus’ Eyes

    In any and every human relationship, people inadvertently cause pain to those they are in relationship with. Marriage is no exception; you could even say that because of the closeness of the relationship, there are more opportunities to hurt and be hurt;

  • In the vast majority of the cases this is not done on purpose, but it is the outcome of fears, impatience, self-centeredness, and pride.
  • God did not create us with the intention of holding on to all past hurt. But in reality, we often cling to those pains as something that defines us.
  • When we consider forgiving another for past pains, we often say “What he/she did is so unthinkable, he/she does not deserve to be forgiven.” The real issue is: do wedeserve to forgive the other? Forgiveness has more impact on the person doing the forgiving than the person being forgiven. Letting go of past pains and injustices opens the dark curtains of resentment to let the sunlight of the spirit enter.
  • I once heard the saying “The past is just a story we tell ourselves.” When Jesus said that the kingdom of God belongs to children, could He mean that the kingdom belongs to those who bear no grudges and don’t hold on to resentments?
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