by Roger Pawsey
One of the hardest things we are called to do as Christians is, as imitators of God, to forgive. It is fundamental to our Christian life and yet I find as I talk with people that it is the toughest thing God asks us to do. I find that very often people struggle with forgiving because the basic priciples of forgiveness are not clearly grasped. This is revealed when people make comments like:
These ideas displayed in attitudes are based in a wrong understanding of the governing principles in the Kingdom of God. To release forgiveness to someone we must understand how these principles work and that they are enduring.
Imagine dismissing the law of gravity because we observe a feather floating upwards, or concorde flying through the sky. Understanding the principles of gravity will stop us from leaping from tall buildings. In the same way understanding the principles of forgiveness will stop us from being in a "stuck place" in our relationships.
Frequently asked questions and comments made about forgiveness
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