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October 17, 2007 / compassioninpolitics

Grace and Forgiveness: The Sometimes Forgotten Story of Christianity

Interesting and thought provoking article from author Anne Jackson at Relevant Magazine Anne writes in A-MAZ-ING prose with a critical message:

Jesus sets a consistent example of forgiving quickly. He said to the paralyzed man in Matthew, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven,” without the man even asking. At His death, He forgave those who crucified Him without them seeking it.

Our Heavenly Father knows us intricately inside and out. He knitted together the very fibers of our being, including our spirit. He wants nothing more than to be close to us, and He knows when we don’t forgive, the bitterness which results will saturate our soul. As time passes, we begin losing the ability to recognize his gentle touches in our lives. Before long, we isolate ourselves from the only One who will never bring us harm.

Throughout Scripture, we find example after example about forgiveness. God knew it wouldn’t be easy for us to forgive, and He offers us the courage we need to extend forgiveness and the strength we need to heal. It’s up to us to take the first step and begin the journey of forgiveness.

Check it out Anne Jackson’s article here or her book blog Mad Church Disease.

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  1. anne jackson / Oct 18 2007 11:03 pm

    thanks for the kind words 🙂

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