One of the greatest missions we have on this earth is to be giving and loving towards others. Writing about having a giving spirit last week made me think about the fact that it is easy to give to those we like a lot and who we enjoy being around and to strangers or others who our hearts go out to. But what about someone who feel has done us wrong in some way? I think about this in terms of forgiveness. We have all experienced a time or two where we felt wronged by someone and found it difficult to forgive. Having a forgiving spirit about us, though, is so important because it is surely a form of giving.
This may be harder at some times than others, but we can remember that even more than that, we can swallow our pride and forgive others for the bigger reason that God forgives us for our sins every single day! If He so lovingly does that, we should be all the more moved to have a heart of forgiveness also. Think about what it would be like to have a best friend who hurt your feelings every day. Would we be able to forgive them after so many trespasses?
In making a whole-hearted effort to be a person who freely forgives, think also on the beautiful way this will strengthen your faith! If we harbor no ill feelings towards anyone we know, we have a less troubled and more pure heart in worship and faith altogether.
May you have a blessed weekend!
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