20 Apr

"Forgive not seven times, but seventy-times seven", Jesus said. I've had been so perplexed about this for sometime, but this Easter really got me thinking about forgiveness and what did Jesus mean by this. Why seventy times seven? Then I figured it out, at least for me, or what I think. Forgiveness is the ability to eliminate and neutralize bad thoughts so that we can focus our attention on what we are here to do.  If we allow old concerns to cloud our mind, we will never be able to move forward in life! I have had tons of Easter's and know what it is about, but this Easter for whatever reason had me thinking, praying and asking God about forgiveness, what does it mean to forgive and what it means to let go and let God take care of the burden. To be able to let go of your bitterness and learn to love like Jesus did. Forgiving others doesn't make you weak, rather, it frees you and shows your love for God. Knowing Jesus suffered on the cross for my forgiveness has opened my eyes and caused me to do a lot of reflecting. Forgiveness is the key to living a happy life.  It's the key to determining how you wish to relate to God. People make mistakes, but learning to forgive just as quickly as they would like to be forgiven will bring you closer to healing. You will be able to grow closer to Jesus by fixing that spiritual wound. I just felt I needed to share this.

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