So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7 : 12
Good morning, friends. Today let us read about ‘F’orgive.
John’s father had suffered a stroke and his mother had been in a serious accident. They both are now unable to respond to him in anyway. There are areas in John’s life in which he needs and wants his parents’ forgiveness, but because they are physically unable to communicate, he cannot be sure that they understand him. Everyday he goes to the hospital and asks their forgiveness, but he gets no response. The situation is robbing him of any joy.
There are countless Johns in the world who want more than anything else than to be forgiven. In fact Jesus gives much importance to forgiveness when he showed His disciples how to pray. “Forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” He also says, “If you have grudge against anyone, first leave the offering and go and reconcile with them and then come to offer.” So the first step you do to be forgiven is to forgive others! I know some people don’t deserve it, but still remember God has forgiven us even when we were sinners. Forgiveness should be given as quickly and as totally as possible. Do it now. Too often we wait too long to forgive others. Don’t be in a position of John who no longer has the opportunity to communicate to his parents. Make hay while the sun shines. And the next important thing is you should also forget whatever happened. Many times, even if we forgive others, we’ll keep the history in our heart and mind. We have a very small heart, then why to dump waste things into it? Use it fruitfully. I know it's quite easy to say, but too difficult to follow. Through Him, we can do anything.