Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 7, 2014

I know all this stuff Jesus teaches about forgiveness--it's well and good, but let's be reasonable, Jesus.

"If a brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them, and if they repent, forgive them.  Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying, 'I repent,' you must forgive them."
                                                ---Luke 16:3,4 TNIV
First off, let's pause considering what the "other" person must do.  What about us, what about me?  I'm guilty as charged.  Forgive them?  Get over it?  Over and over again?  You're kidding, right?  I think that's what Jesus means.

It's convenient to look at what the other person must do ignoring that this is not really about the other person, it's about me, about you.  Forgiveness as a way of life.  How might that change my life, my household, my workplace, my neighborhood, my world?
Dale Patterson