Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Forgiveness in Marriage

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each
other, as God in Christ has also forgiven you.”
Ephesians 4:32

Forgiveness means I give up my right to punish you for what you did.  If you—
if I come over to your house—I knock over a lamp, and I break the lamp.  You look at 
me and  you say, “No, brother, that’s okay.  I forgive you;” and then, you say, “but that 
will be $195,” you didn’t really forgive me because you’re making me pay.  Forgiveness 
is the cancellation of debt.  

The beauty of forgiveness is not that you can't remember what happened.  The beauty of forgiveness is that, in spite of the fact that you remember and may never forget, you give up your right to punish.  That's the beauty of forgiveness.

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1 comment:

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