“As we forgive those who trespass against us”. Reflection by Cynthia Abegail
As we are forgiven by God, we must also forgive others! I realise that forgiving others is not an easy task especially if the wounds are deep. On the other hand, day by day, we offend God by our sins. God forgives us as long as we repent and come back to Him with contrite hearts. In that case, we should also forgive others unconditionally.
Sometimes, our hearts are hardened by pride! It takes humility to forgive those who offended us. There is no way for us to be forgiven too if we do not forgive our brothers and sisters. We carry a heavy burden in our hearts and the other party is also enslaved by guilt and not released from their wrongdoing.
Forgiveness! A difficult topic! If we are grounded in God, it is easier to forgive. Let us loose ourselves to freedom. Forgive and forget...