If you find forgiving others, or even yourself, for some affront extremely difficult, raise your hand! (Both of mine flew into the air.)
Previous blogs in this series have dealt with Tough Issues among Christians, differences in interpretation of scripture and denominational differences. This one addresses what, for nearly all of us, is a really, really TOUGH personal issue. How can we forgive?
Forgiveness is inextricably intertwined with so many things in Christianity… Grace, Salvation, Repentance, Love among them. All of God’s commands are summarized by Jesus in the Great Commandment:
36″Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Mt…
View original post 814 more words