Friday, September 19, 2014

upon the subject of forgiveness

"We don't pray, 'Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who ask us to.'

We say 'as we forgive those who trespass against us.'

It's not a matter of ignoring what's been done. When God forgives he doesn't merely overlook our trespasses. He doesn't ask us to overlook others' trespasses either--he asks us to forgive them. So that means our Christian obligation (our duty as a Christ-follower) is to forgive anybody who has invaded our rights, our territory, our comfort, our self-image, whether they acknowledge the invasion or not."

Reading a little Elisabeth Elliot today ♥

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