When was the last time you forgave someone who offended you or hurt you? Most of us have the opportunity to offer and receive forgiveness on a regular basis. Forgiveness is a gift that God gives us in order for us to pass it on to others. Forgiveness that is hoarded without being shared freely is not being used for God’s intended purpose. How does your willingness to forgive reflect the forgiveness of Jesus? Who do you need to forgive today?
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.—Colossians 3:13
Prayer: Jesus, I confess that at times I have hoarded Your forgiveness to myself, and that I have not always forgiven others as You forgive me. Thank You for the freedom and hope that Your forgiveness has brought me. Help me to offer forgiveness today so that others find the freedom and courage to move forward in life. In Your name I pray, Amen.