About That F Word…(forgiveness)

THANK GOD FOR THAT “F”-WORD…FORGIVENESS…AND THIS DISCUSSION OF THE SAME! 🙂

John C. Connell

I am very grateful for Bishop Robert Barron. In one of his YouTube videos, he gave the best definition of love I have ever heard. I have found this very useful, especially when working with difficult people. He says Love is “willing the good of the other. It’s an act of the will, not an emotion.”

That really helped me understand love – in theory. And nothing has helped me more with love – in practice – than remembering it’s all about forgiveness.

If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.” Matthew 6:14-15

(2011-10-31). Bible: New American Bible, Revised Edition 2011 (Kindle Locations 49086-49087). . Kindle Edition.

That’s right, remember? “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” In one phrase Jesus perfectly sums up the Father’s idea…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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