Yesterday was Session 11 on Forgiveness. A most powerful and critical part of our everyday life. Whether forgiveness applies to separated/divorced individuals, or adultery, theft, murder,…am I touching on the “Big Ten” yet….we need a forgiving heart every day and often several times a day.
We learn from Scripture it is ongoing throughout our lives: “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” Matthew 18:20-22
Forgiveness can be difficult, it can fill our mouths with bitterness, gall creeping up our throats. But if we hold on to bitterness, embrace unforgiveness…it is our heart and soul that are held in an emotional prison. The person you are feeling anger toward does not “feel” a thing, but inside of you….your emotional, physical, and spiritual means are deeply and negatively affected. I hope the podcast helps you and offers both insight and comfort.