Remember to forgive
Forgiveness was once a major theme among Christians in this country, and considered to be one of the most admirable attributes a true Christ follower could possess. Jesus addressed the importance of forgiveness in Matthew 6.
Unfortunately for some, forgiveness appears to have fallen by the wayside. Many Christians today are more concerned with punishment and division than forgiveness and restoration. Just look at some of the policies being promoted among self-professed Christian leaders and politicians. How often these days do we hear these individuals talk about harsher criminal sentencing, expanding prisons, letting certain people suffer the consequences of their own bad decisions, and ejecting from America those who do not concede to their worldview? Just consider how many Christians have embraced the current president, a guy not well-known for his forgiving spirit.
Recall the words of a prominent Christian voice from the past. C.S. Lewis said, “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” RL HUTSON Cabot