In light of it being Yom Kippur, a time where many are moving in an attitude of repentance and forgiving ALL, whether having to do with relationships or otherwise. All of a sudden The Lord’s Prayer comes to mind, especially the part that says,..”and forgive us our debts AS we forgive our debtors” then instantly, I’m reminded of the parable in Matthew 18:32-35.
Jesus says, “Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt.
So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”
We are forgiven AS we forgive, in other words, we are forgiven to the very same measure we forgive someone else… well if the measure we decide to forgive someone is set to our own terms, standards, or comforts, then we must keep in mind that it will also determine the same measure, we ourselves, will be forgiven by our Heavenly Father. Can someone say that’s a “game-changer?!” Decide today to move on and forgive, decide to live your lives to the fullest, FORGIVEN.