The Importance of Forgiveness

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9-Year Bible

Interpersonal relationships are often filled with disagreements and tensions. It’s common to hear someone long for the “good old days” of the New Testament when things were simpler and people were holier. But Paul’s ministry proves the first-century churches were no different. They were just as full of fights, tensions, and power plays as modern churches are. We should seek to be loving but also firm when the situation demands it. We should be quick to offer forgiveness to and seek reconciliation with those who turn back from their divisive actions. That’s what Paul did.

But if anyone has caused harm, he has not so much harmed me as he has—and I don’t think I’m exaggerating here—harmed all of you. In my view, the majority of you have punished him well enough. So instead of continuing to ostracize him, I encourage you to offer him the grace of forgiveness and…

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I am a mother of two beautiful children, a full time Public Relations Specialist, a musician, a writer, a poet, a lyricist, a blogger, and a lover of all things words. As a freelance writer, I have opened avenues to writing in many styles. Yes, I love words. More than that, I love the substance behind them. This substance is as sweet as chocolate, and as soothing as warm soup on a cold day. "Find that place that makes you happy; your place of serenity, and live there everyday, even if only in your mind." K.D. Quotes and Poems @Writer4Life 09-02-2016
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