Forgiveness is an important step in achieving a deeper spiritual existence, as it allows you to let go of the past and move forward.
Forgiveness is essential to healthy human relationships. The French Jesuit and theologian, François Varillon, once said, “People cannot live together unless they forgive each other just for being who they are.” We all need to forgive and be forgiven, over and over again, if our life together is to be life-giving, and if we are to be the agents of healing and reconciliation in the world that Christ calls us to be.
To have a contented and enjoyable Christian experience one must learn to forgive. Most of us at one time or another have wounded someone with words or have been wounded. And most of the time the hurt has comes from someone who is dear to us.
Therefore, forgiveness is essential to our spiritual well-being; it is the necessary outcome of loving one another as God has loved us. “Forgive us our sins,” we pray, “as we forgive those who sin against us.” Jesus commands us to forgive, repeatedly, just as we have been forgiven.
Forgiveness heals the brokenness of our hearts and sets us free; it enables us to cultivate a loving heart towards others. It will afford us a clear conscience and bring us peace.
Come as our journey takes a pitstop at the oasis of forgiveness.