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  • Sometimes you have to learn to forgive and forget. To let bygones be bygones (That is probably spelled wrong). To move on and quit living in the past. To run when you need to. Walk when the times are right. And have love and compassion for everyone. We spend to much of our times pointing our fingers. What exactly does that get us. No where. Trust in God or who ever you believe in, his finger is never pointed at us. His hand are always open. The key to his heart has been given unto the world, Jesus Christ. Forgiveness requires a resource that exists beyond ourselves and beyond our willpower. It is a slow process that can take weeks, months, years, or even an entire lifetime. And the deeper the hurt, the longer and tougher the process of forgiveness becomes. You will remember that familiar parable Jesus told in Matthew 18. Moments before Jesus tells the parable, Peter pulls Jesus aside and asks in Matthew 18:21 (NIV), "How many times shall I forgive my brother who sins against me?" Peter understandably had in mind some sort of number or limitation to forgiveness. Knowing Peter’s heart, Jesus tells him in Matthew 18:22 (NIV), "…not seven times, but seventy-seven times." It doesn't take much creativity to guess what Peter’s follow-up question would have been. Jesus must have picked up on it in a heartbeat and read Peter’s mind. "Lord, why should I forgive even seven times? Let alone seventy times seven times?" This Parable just shows that forgiveness should come from the heart it doesn't matter if you forgive once or like Jesus said 77 times if you don't forgive from the heart like God has forgiven you what makes you think your worthy of forgiveness then?
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