Forgiveness Frees You

Matthew 18:21-22
Then Peter approaching asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.”

Jesus says we must forgive…always. That doesn’t mean to accept being treated unjustly or to accept others being treated unjustly. Jesus confronted all the unjust systems of government and religion and worked at changing them…but he did it with love and compassion…not with hate and violence. Ask God to help you forgive anyone who has wronged you. Release that chain that has you bound. Like Jesus, we will also encounter resistance, persecution and struggles as we work for peace, justice and a more compassionate world. We, too, will have to pick up our cross. But Jesus showed us that we can make it through…if we let Him walk with us. Persevere! Many who witness your walk will then be open to God’s transforming Love. Jesus showed us that in the end…there will be resurrection and new life.

Suggested song of the day– “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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