from bitterness to forgiveness

Rope Breaking on Man Holding Stone Heart on Hillside
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Dear God,
I find it so hard to forgive those who are unkind to me,
   or who blame me for things which are not my fault.
I go on bearing a grudge against them
   and even when they try to make it up
   I feel bitter and hard.
I know this is wrong.

When Peter asked Jesus how many times
   he ought to forgive someone who had wronged him,
   Jesus said he must go on and on forgiving.
Jesus even prayed for forgiveness for those who crucified Him.
Please help me to be more like Him and be willing to forgive.

Nancy Martin

___________________

 

Get rid of all bitterness,
   rage and anger,
   brawling and slander,
   along with every form of malice.
Be kind and compassionate to one another,
   forgiving each other,
   just as in Christ God forgave you.

One thought on “from bitterness to forgiveness

  1. I love this graphic and it so well represents the weight of an unforgiving heart. Eric, I appreciate as well the way you are using portions of last Sunday’s text in each day’s posting.

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