Receive And Pass On Forgiveness
Mar 1, 2020 272
Forgiveness only exists when you share it.
I used to think I knew all about forgiveness, but I only knew it as an airy-fairy, touchy-feely idea.
But the reality is that I didn’t have a clue. I’ve learnt that it’s only when you truly forgive another, that forgiveness becomes real to you.
I learnt this the hard way… when I had to forgive someone else for a great wrong they did me, even though, actually, that person hated me for the rest of his life.
Forgiveness is like love or happiness. It only exists when you share it. Unless you pass it on, it’s not real, and you don’t experience the joy of it yourself.
But to pass it on, you need to know what it is to be forgiven yourself. And it’s God who is the Great Forgiver. And because he’s forgiven you, you are now free to forgive others.
So remember this about forgiveness. Yes, you must receive it, but you have to pass it on.