Monday, May 27, 2013


     In the Bible, we are told all the time to forgive. There are some parables, like in Matthew 18:21-35 that give instances of people forgiving or not forgiving. In Matthew 6:14-15 it says, "For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Most people, when speaking about forgiveness use Matthew 18:21-22 which says, "Then Peter came to him, 'Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?' Jesus said to him, 'I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.'" Or, some other translations say "seventy times seven". This passage is great for the topic of forgiveness. It tells us that we always need to be forgiving. But that's not all we have to remember. We also have to remember Matthew 6:14-15, which says that we need to forgive, or we won't be forgiven. Isn't that an awful thought, not being forgiven?

     Forgiveness is one of the hardest things we can accomplish.But when you've done something really hard, I don't know about you, but I always feel better after. And God will never give us anything we can't handle.