Trinity Virtue of the Month February: Forgiveness
Forgiveness is to pardon the wrongs done against us or to seek pardon for wrongs that we have done to another.
When the apostles asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, he included these words:
"Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us."
Ask to be forgiven, to forgive others, and to forgive yourself because peace cannot exist without forgiveness.
Search the Bible to find the many times when Jesus forgave others.
Read the Parable of the Lost Son:
Jesus forgave his murderers when he hung dying on the cross when he said,
"Father, forgive them: They don't know what they are doing."
Forgiveness gives you freedom, joy, and peace - without it, revenge, anger, and bitterness.
THE FOUR PROMISES OF FORGIVENESS:
1. I will no longer dwell on this incident.
2. I will not bring up this incident again and use it against you.
3. I will not talk to others about this incident.
4. I will not allow this incident to stand between us or hinder our relationship.