Forgiveness by God's standards is impossible by human power. "To err is human, to forgive is divine."
Because we're not divine, we can't do it. However, Jesus is divine. He can forgive, and we can let it be done unto us according to His word (Lk 1:38). In Jesus, we can forgive everyone who has ever hurt us; we can be like the father of the prodigal son. We can forgive by God's standards. We can receive the miracle of forgiveness, go forth as ministers of reconciliation and transform an unforgiving and merciless world into the image and likeness of Christ.
Forgiving Father, in this Lent may I change from merely not hating my enemies into loving them.
"This means that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old order has passed away; now all is new!" —2 Cor 5:17
Posted by Ed Sousa, Sr. at 2:43 PM