A Daily Devotion for Thursday, March 23
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
How many times have we been reminded to forgive others, just as God has forgiven us? As human beings, we have a very difficult time with forgiveness. "I will forgive, but I won't forget." "I forgive them, but we can't be friends anymore." "I can forgive them, but I cannot love them." Is God the only one who has the ability to truly forgive? Reconciliation does imply that things are made right again. I know that God brought us closer to Himself through Jesus. Maybe my forgiveness lacks something which could change my brand of forgiveness to true reconciliation.
Holy Lord, help me to continue learning, and in my learning, help me to grow closer to you. Help me to experience your presence and love, as I deepen my human relationships. Amen