All of us need help in forgiving someone in our life. If we’re honest, it’s probably fairly often.
I have two things that help me when I need to forgive someone. One is a sign that was posted in a room in my mother-in-law’s home.
It said: “When forgiving someone is so very hard to do, just remember how much has been forgiven you.”
Yes, there’s quite a lot that I need to remember! I think it softens our hearts to contemplate the depth of our own need of mercy and grace. I don't deserve the forgiveness of Jesus, so why should I hold a grudge?
Then it helps me if I remind myself of my complete, infallible list of all the people in the world who have never sinned. It includes all the religious leaders of the world, all the famous social workers, and all the incredible philanthropists who ever lived. It is my exhaustive list of everyone who has never failed.
Ready for the list?
Here it is:
That’s it. He’s the only one.
If you find it hard to forgiven someone, even if they don’t deserve it, I hope these two things might help you too. But please share with our readers how you are able to forgive!