"He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he himself must pass." - George Herbert
We've been dealing a lot with forgiving lately. Specifically how to forgive those who hurt us. How many times must we forgive? Jesus said "Seventy time seven."
When we pray The Lord's Prayer we very specifically ask God to forgive us our 'debts, trespasses' as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Do we understand that we are saying , "God, forgive me the same way I forgive others."?
How can we expect Him to forgive us when we do not truly forgive those who sin against us? We can't!
If you chose to hold a grudge, to hold onto the hurt someone caused you how you are blocking Gods forgiveness of your sins.
Think about it!
Aug 4, 2012
"Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me, as a by-product, the sensation I call thought. But, if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true? It's like upsetting a milk jug and hoping that the way it splashes itself will give you a map of London. But if I can't trust my own thinking, of course I can't trust the arguments leading to atheism, and therefore have no reason to be an atheist, or anything else. Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought: so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God." - C.S. Lewis
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