“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”- Matthew 6:12
When Jesus taught us to pray, He didn’t say, ‘forgive us our debts, while we attempt to forgive our debtors’. This means God expects you to forgive because He’s ready to forgive you. You are made in His image, so forgiveness should be a part of your lifestyle! Think about it – kittens don’t struggle to purr nor do puppies struggle to bark, they just adopt the nature of their species. You also should adopt the nature of forgiveness as your Heavenly Father does.
Jesus told us that, “offences will come”. You will get disappointed by your loved ones, by community and so on. Instead of lashing out in anger and harboring bitterness in your heart, remember you are bigger than that hurt. Forgive and, more importantly, make room in your heart to forgive offences. Be generous with excuses on behalf of people and situations and be at peace with all men! Have a wonderful day!
Confession: I forgive just like my heavenly Father does. My heart is filled with love and compassion for anyone and any situation.