‘if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.’ (Matthew 5v14-15)

Forgiveness is not an option for ‘good Christians’ – it is a condition for following God. It’s a hard thing God tells us: If you can’t replicate the undeserved forgiveness I as God show you, you don’t get to experience it from Me. There’s a saying that goes: ‘Holding onto unforgiveness is like drinking a cup of poison and hoping the other person will die.’ To forgive someone means we refuse to let what they have done do any further damage to us. It frees us up to show love and grace, creating the possibility of restored relationship someday. #brettfish