Forgiveness

Forgiveness

“…Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” – Luke 6:37
Do you sometimes struggle with feelings of bitterness and resentment? Perhaps when a person at work gets a promotion you feel like you deserved, or when a friend or spouse betrays you, feelings of bitterness and resentment creep in.

Let me tell you about a person who had every reason to be bitter. He was accused of being a troublemaker, and He only told the truth. One of His closest aides betrayed Him and turned Him in to the authorities. At His trial, people made up lies about Him. He was beaten by the prison guards. He was sentenced to death by a judge responding to a lynch mob. While He was being executed and people were making fun of Him, He prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.”

I’m talking about Jesus Christ, the Person who had every reason to feel bitter, but chose to forgive. Let Jesus Christ be your model to follow. Ask God to help you forgive that person who has wronged you, and you’ll feel free at last.

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2 thoughts on “Forgiveness

  1. myatheistlife

    It’s a nice thought… but it’s not all he supposedly said. The 4th of these below is fairly confusing… if you subscribe to a triune god. The first and last of them are fairly odd as well for he surely knew he was talking to himself? Right?

    Luke 23:34: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.
    Luke 23:43: Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.
    John 19:26–27: Woman, behold your son. Behold your mother.
    Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34 My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
    John 19:28: I thirst.
    John 19:29-30: It is finished.
    Luke 23:46: Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.

    Reply
    1. gcbuchan@gmail.com

      Remember that Jesus was a mortal, or his body was.
      So I am sure that from time to time his mortality did show through, as when he was facing death.
      The spiritual Jesus knew what was coming, after all that was the plan.
      The Mortal man Jesus was quaking in in His boots, so to speak.
      Thus the calls to God, although he was and is God.

      Just a thought

      Use it, don’t use it……

      Sent from my BlackBerry®

      Reply

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