Forgiveness is the attribute of God given to a person faithful to Him; Manifestation of the virtue of mercy.
Forgiving is a property of God, for the Lord performed the greatest act of forgiveness, He not only forgave the sinners, but was also crucified for our sins on the Cross. And we, who carry the image of God created in this image, must learn from Him forgiveness. Therefore, the apostle Paul also tells us: "Forgive one another, just as God in Christ forgave us" (Eph. 4: 32). Resentment does not allow us to communicate not only with people, but also creates an obstacle between us and God: "For if you forgive people their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you; But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses "(Matt. 6: 14-15). Priest Pavel Gumerov
We sometimes swear, scandal among themselves. We are angry, condemning the actions of another. And we can not forgive him.
But at the same time, we want people to be better and not to commit acts that will hurt us. Will such a person become better if we do not forgive him? No!
Imagine a situation where one committed a sin before two ...
And one of them forgave the sinner, and the second one does not. It can not be forgiven for some reason. Will the sinner be better? No! How could he become better, if one of the two did not forgive him and he walks across the world to a not forgiven, bad person. And no matter how much he does good, no matter how his way is clean from sin, he will not get better until that one will forgive him.
By forgiving the sinner, we give him the opportunity to become better. We want to see him as a good man, forgiving his sins. We do not judge, forgiving his sins, without taking this sin upon ourselves.
Know how to forgive. God forgave us. And God will forgive us.
"REFLECTIONS" Grandpa Go