The blessings of Forgiveness
According to a British writer and a lay theologian called C. S Lewis, “For you to be a Christian, it means to forgive the inexcusable because God himself has forgiven the inexcusable in you”.
Also, the gospel of Mathew explains further,
And Jesus said to his disciples:
“You have heard that it was said,
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil.
When someone strikes you on your right cheek,
turn the other one to him as well.
If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic,
hand him your cloak as well.
Should anyone press you into service for one mile,
go with him for two miles.
Give to the one who asks of you,
and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.” (Mtt 5:38-42)
Dear reader, reflect today, on any relationships that seems difficult for you. Especially, do reflect on how ready you are to forgive and to turn the other cheek.
Only doing this may just bring to you the peace, blessings and freedom you seek in your relationship with others because, forgiveness is just an act of the will, and the will can still function regardless of the temperature of the heart.