It’s a complicated truth.
Christ paid for every sin on the cross.
Once and for all.
Yet, we need that forgiveness every single day.
It’s the moment when the words flying out of one person whittles the heart of the other.
Both need forgiveness.
One to give it and another to receive.
It’s the time, for whatever reason, one’s guard is down, and seconds reveal inquity.
Repentance and forgiveness are the answer.
Humbling oneself in the light of the truth.
It’s the way to love and trust, no matter the personal cost. A choice to forgive those around, because they themselves walk in daily forgiveness.
It’s what Jesus gives, every moment of every day.
Will you take it?
It’s a answer which must come from the individual.
When the choice is made, one must realize it’s not the kind of gift which is set in the corner to be forgotten.
With daily contact, one can find both incredible peace in their relationship with God, but also the overwhelming joy of passing it on to others.
We need forgiveness.
We need to forgive.
“Yes, not even becoming a Christian erases our imperfections. We still make mistakes–even dumb mistakes. But, thank God, forgiveness gives us hope.” Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back by Charles R. Swindol
Let us follow the example given by Christ.
“Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” Matt. 6:9b-13 emphasis mine