“[You should be] bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. (Colossians 3:13)” I want you to really think on this question: What is the toughest thing you’ve ever had to do? Most people would say it was standing in front of a crowd to make a speech or perform in some way. How about forgiving someone the hurt they caused you? That ugly monster raises its head more often all the time, especially with all the handy access to social media. Why is it that we seem to want to hold onto a hurt, bearing that grudge like a badge of honor? Psychology will tell us that we’re probably trying to make right in our head something that we probably caused in the first place. And let’s be honest here, very few of us relish a plate of crow with a side of humility. But that’s precisely what our scripture today alludes to.
June 14, 2023
Seek and Give Pardon, Not Pride