When forgiving seems hard

Forgiving after we have been deeply wronged can be difficult. Who hasn’t struggled at times to let go of hurt, resentment, anger, and a desire to retaliate? 

However, Christ Jesus taught that it is imperative to forgive. Think of the ultimate example he gave us on the cross when he said of his persecutors, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). 

The pure, selfless love expressed in this prayer was essential to Jesus’ overcoming of death. He understood that the hatred of his persecutors had no real power to separate him from God, omnipotent Life, and this consciousness of divine Love’s supremacy enabled him to triumph over the grave.

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July 8, 2019

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