Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 13, 2012
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 13, 2012
As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho Press,
here is a selection from our book of daily devotions,
"Living as the Beloved: One Day at a Time," by the
Rev. Dr. Sandra Bochonok.
Please read the Scripture passage and Dr. Bochonok's
meditation. We hope you will be blessed. Thank you
for forwarding this to your friends.
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your
heavenly Parent will also forgive you; but if you
do not forgive others, neither will your Parent
forgive your trespasses."
The word "trespasses" refers directly to ethical
transgressions. It is translated from a different
Greek word used for debts.
Forgiveness remains central in Jesus' teachings.
If we want God to forgive our ethical and moral
failings, then we must forgive the imperfections
of others. This is our reality in God. Forgiveness
There have been times in my own life when I have
wanted to cling to my hurt feelings and grudges.
That does not help my life in God. An unforgiving
spirit leads to stress, remorse, anger, bitterness,
and a desire for revenge.
The bottom line is this if we want God to forgive
us, we must forgive others.
God, help us forgive the ethical and moral failings
of others. Amen.
Grace and peace,
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