Monday, September 10, 2007


What does forgiveness look like to you? Seriously.....I am asking. What does it feel like, act like....what makes it so hard to forgive?

I heard an outstanding teaching on forgiveness recently by Rob Bell. He is the pastor of Mars Hill church in Michigan. He said, "Central to the life of the Kingdom is forgiveness. Have you been hurt from betrayal, having your motives questioned, a break in trust? The literal greek translation for the word forgiveness send away." He then goes on to say that in order to send something away you have to be aware you are carrying it. "You have to know what it is. You have to own it, who it was, how it made you feel. Until you own it - you can't send it away."

What are your do you apply them to your do you teach real, heart wrenching forgiveness to your children?

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