Living Life

Jesus, Me, and the Kitchen Table

Forgiveness

on May 4, 2014

“Forgiveness does not make the wrong that were done to you right. Forgiveness makes you all right. Forgiveness does not mean letting your perpetrators off the hook.  Forgiveness means letting yourself off the hook and getting released from the tyranny of vengefull thoughts. Forgiving others for their wrongs gives you a chance to shine for Christ like never before.” -Voice of the Martyrs

I can say this is true of me because God has given me the grace to forgive my mother for doing drugs while she was pregnant with me.  I’ve also forgiven my stepsister for trying to hide and keep my share of our dad’s inheritance to herself. And my husband and I have been able to forgive the man who rear ended me and the girls at 7 mph, taking their lives and making me a paraplegic.
Forgiveness comes down to a choice. As Christians we don’t have a choice really. He’s us said to forgive.  He forgave you and everyone who asks for all of our sin which was the reason He had to die on the Cross. So we could be forgiven. But even if you aren’t a Christian, forgiveness benefits you.
Let it go. Forgive. Forgive. Forgive.

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