Our human bent tells us to withdraw physically, or dish up the silent treatment, or seek sweet revenge when someone hurts us. Praying for that individual’s forgiveness seldom enters our mind. But if we profess to be Jesus’ disciples, then we’re to follow His example. Jesus was innocent of all wrongdoing yet He suffered… [ read more ]
Posts Tagged: how can I forgive?
I read an email this morning about a pastor who’s invested his life in his congregation but who’s now, quite frankly, being shafted by a disgruntled deacon. Sometimes ministry stinks. Sometimes life stinks. Stuff happens. Misunderstandings crop up within churches, in the workplace, and in families. We see circumstances through one lens; others… [ read more ]
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your ability to forgive someone who’s wronged you? The lower end of the scale represents, “Forgive? Seriously? He/she doesn’t deserve forgiveness!” The upper end represents, “Forgive? Sure, no problem. ” I fall somewhere in the middle. The more hurtful the offense, the more I… [ read more ]