Forgiving

Don’t be naïve. Forgiving is not for sissies. That’s because it’s not merely forgetting, smoothing the waters or pretending that whatever happened really didn’t happen. Instead, it’s being willing to say that what happened actually occurred and it was painful, but you are not going to allow it to be the last word. Of course, there is only one way you can do something this radical. You have to go to the source of all forgiveness, receive the fullness of forgiveness God already has given you in Jesus and then share the forgiveness you have experienced firsthand.