Seek & Forgive

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Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon... Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
Isaiah 55:6-7 Luke 11:4


To err is human; to forgive, divine.-- Alexander Pope

One forgives to the degree that one loves. --Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.-- Mahatma Gandhi

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. --William A. Ward


This is maybe the greatest challenge in life.. at least for me! To constantly forgive, to live in that attitude of forgiveness. Why should I? Because I expect it of my God each and every day.

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Comments

GrandmaK said…
Forgiveness Is one of those two edged swords. Often seeking forgiveness from another of my own wrongdoings is also very difficult. It's even harder to expect that the "other" will offer it. This is a great reflection ! Thank you!!! Cathy
Wanda said…
Interesting I was just reading an article about forgiveness. It's certainly not easy to forgive at times but when I think of it in light of all that God has and continues to forgive me, I have no room not to.
Kansas Bob said…
Great stuff Mike. I think that sometimes forgiveness is simply letting go of the past.. especially when it involves forgiving ourselves.
Pietro said…
Significant post about forgiveness. Thank you!
Steve said…
Thank you for this.
Suz said…
Good words. There is so much freedom in forgiveness and forgivenness.
Regina said…
Beautiful post!

"Without the shedding of the blood there is no remission of sins."