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Forgiveness

We very often talk about forgiveness without understanding the deeper meaning of forgiveness. We limit ourselves to say that we excuse the error of our neighbor, but that we will not forget; after these words, we often even feel proud of ourselves for performing a religious act which we ourselves call "forgiveness". However, what is it to forgive someone according to God?

 

Our differences 

 

“Be supportive of one another, and if one of you has reason to complain about other, forgive each other. Just like Christ_11100000-0000-0000-0000-00000000011 1_has forgiven you, forgive yourself too.  » (Colossians 3:13).

We are all different from each other, we have different upbringings and different outlooks on life from each other . Men being called to live together, will always disagree with each other. Because we are unique, with our character, our acquired habits_11100 000 -0000-0000-0000-000000000111_as we grow up, and also, our particular vision of life and living together. And in all this, we must try to coexist and understand each other constantly.< /span>

The good example is brothers, who came from the same womb, who grew up in the same house having had the same education, and who nevertheless manage to come into conflict for one reason or another; had different upbringings. Reason for which in_11100000-0000-0000-0000-0000000001 11_Colossians 3 : 13 , we talk about supporting each other.

When we understand the differences that remain between each of us, brothers and sisters, friends and strangers,_11100000-0000 -0000-0000-000000000111_when we accept these differences which make each person unique and these same differences which tell of our experiences, then we support each other, we encourage each other and we learn to love each other and live together. one heart.

 

Love in forgiveness

 

When you understand and accept yourself, then you will know how to forgive ; it is written : “He who covers an offense seeks love, he who recalls it in his speeches divides friends._11100000-0000-0000-0 000-000000000111_»  (Proverbs 17:9).  To forgive is not to excuse without forgetting, but to seek love in erasing the offense committed. We do not forgive to do service to the one in front of us, but we forgive to follow in the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ_11100 000- 0000-0000-0000-000000000111_who showed love towards us, as he hung on the cross He says:  “Father , forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23, 34).

 

Jesus Christ showed us the way of love “Here is the second:_11100000- You will love your neighbor as yourself. other commandment greater than these._11100000-0000 -0000-0000-000000000111_» (Mark 12: 31)._11100000-000 0-0000-0000-000000000111_We read in Proverb 17:_11100000-0000- 0000-0000-000000000111_9 that he who covers an offense seeks love, and in Mark 12: 31 the second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor, so how would you love your neighbor if you do not can't forgive by completely erasing the offense committed? How do you expect people to tolerate you as said in Colossians_11100000-00 00-0000-0000-000000000111_3:  13, if you can't stand others with their differences just like you have them too? How would you like the father to forgive you if you can't not first forgive the one who is close to you? For it is written: “Be kind and compassionate to one another;_11100000 -0000-0000-0000-000000000111_forgive each other as God has forgiven us in Christ. » (É phésiens 4:32 ).

 

Meditations for the day:

 

Today let us all meditate on forgiveness, let us think of all those we have not forgiven from the bottom of our hearts , and also to all those who have been offended, because as Jesus replied to the Pharisees and scribes “Let him who is without sin among you throw the first stone._11100000-0000- 0000-0000-000000000111_» (John 8: 1_11100000-0000-0 000-0000-000000000111_-11).

 

God bless you in the name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ< /p>

 

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