The Scandal of Forgiveness

Today’s devotional really gets to the heart of grace and forgiveness. It’s not a trite pie-in-the-sky everything-is-hunky-dory-feel-good devotional, but for those of us to whom forgiveness is not easy it will help us make forward progress in the forgiveness process.

The only thing harder than forgiveness is the alternative. Magnanimous forgiveness, allows the possibility of transformation in the guilty party. Lewis Smedes details this process of “spiritual surgery”: When you forgive someone, you slice away the wrong from the person who did it. You disengage that person from his hurtful act. You recreate him. Ata href=’http://www.faithgateway.com/the-scandal-of-forgiveness/’ title=’Read more’ …/a

Source: The Scandal of Forgiveness

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