Thursday, August 13, 2015

Forgive...even ourselves

" often must I forgive...?"
Matthew 18:21
In praying with this reading this morning, and listening to Pray-As-You-Go, I've come to realize that guilt and a lack of forgiveness are two sides of the same unsavory coin.  Jesus tells us to forgive others as God forgives us. God forgives us. Do we forgive ourselves?  I can harbor resentments toward myself just as I hang onto long-past hurts from others.  Both are not of God and something I need to pray to move past.  Lord, please help me to forgive others and myself.  Your mercy is big enough for all!  This is a beautiful summer day with all the good gifts of your bountiful harvest! Let nothing, especially my weakness in forgiving others and my guilt, come between us today!  Love, heidi

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