Sunday, December 13th, 2015
by Dion Frasier
Forgiveness is a subject that impacts each of us. We all need forgiveness and we all need to forgive. The subject can stir up emotions?powerful, positive emotions when forgiveness led to reconciliation; powerful, negative emotions when forgiveness was withheld and relationship remains severed. Our passage of Scripture today combines both of these experiences. We can remember the gracious, embodied gift of God?s forgiveness in Jesus. We can also remember the waiting that occurred among God?s people, waiting for a definitive word from God. It is important to reflect and focus on forgiveness because each of us will face times, again, when we both need to seek forgiveness and when we need to offer forgiveness. How does the gift of Jesus help to make us forgiving people and forgiven people?