us, Lord God, for heaven's sake.
And for earth's sake, make us worth saving.
The Liberation of Forgiveness
So what does such forgiveness really mean, we may wonder, and what does
accomplish? What does it accomplish, not just in the heart of the one
but in the heart of the one who offers it as well? We've all heard the
of "forgive and forget," but I'm not sure it's so simple as
that or that it should
be. For true forgiveness needs to be remembered and never forgotten. It
to be honored and respected for the exceptional power that it has. Because
a resurrection power that calls forth new life out of the death of the
you or I have been forgiven, we have been given nothing less than the
new life, we have received what is probably love's greatest gift of all.
relationship - between ourselves and another, or perhaps within our own
fractured, divided selves - a broken relationship has been restored, one
on truth and the courage to confess.
sermon "The Gifts of Doubt and Forgiving"
by the Rev. Margaret B. Gunness
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