Mark 11:25 “And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” || Prayer from the #instapray app. Download the free prayer app on instapray.com and #Pray with the whole world.
Forgiveness is an expression of love. It does not hide the offense. It does not cancel out justice--honesty, truth, and transparency are necessary for healing. Forgiveness--through love--allows openness for honesty, truth, and transparency so that healing may begin. Wounds need air to heal. Justice is good for the offender and offended. It keeps him accountable, it teaches him empathy, it teaches him humility, and it makes him a better person.
Sunday Scripture | Guilt-free friendship focuses on the friendship and ditches the guilt. Guilt-free friendship loves any chance and any slice of time to catch up, it isn’t about criticizing how much or how frequently that happens. Instead, guilt-free friendship is generous and forgiving and creates easy space for reconnecting because it doesn’t have any conditions for how or when or how often that happens. // Lisa-Jo Baker at incourage.me