Forgiveness is something all of us want when we make a mistake or hurt another person.  What about when we are the one who is hurt?  How quickly are we willing to forgive? 

When a friend brings us their problem, pain or anger about another person, do we counsel them wisely regarding forgiveness?  Or do we sympathize with their situation without consideration for the other person?

Forgiveness isn’t easy.  Often it’s messy!  Frequently it’s painful, especially for our egos.  None of us wants to admit we are the party that is wrong, even when we are.  Many of us don’t want to let go of the anger and outraged feelings if we are the injured person. 

But we fail to realize that forgiveness brings freedom to us.  It takes us out of our pity party, that jail we create for ourselves.  It allows us to regain our focus on the present.  Forgiveness brings us back into right relationship with our Lord. 

Forgiveness is a key to a better life, an eternal life.  If this is something that you want, please join us Sunday morning at 10:55 a.m.