I chose to touch on this topic this week for quite a few reasons. I saw some events this week that reminded me of how forgiving God is and how forgiving we should be also. Last night in a small town near my hometown a corrections officer was killed by an inmate. When they showed her accused killer on tv he almost had a smirk. His face didn’t show one ounce of remorse. Then something hit my spirit. No matter if he shows remorse or not, Jesus still loves him unconditionally. He still laid his life down for many people that he knew would go on to become murders and many other things he hates but yet he still loves us and will Forgive us over and over again when we fall. Then we as humans like to say I will forgive but I wont forget. The bible tells us that once we ask God for forgiveness he throws our sins into the sea of forgetfullness and never remembers them again. Wow. Imagine that mercy and that love, that willingness to forgive. Going back to the murder suspect, could you forgive him if he killed your child, could you still love him? He killed one of God’s children last night but yet God still loves him no less today and will still forgive him if he seeks that forgiveness. I say all of this to say, learn to forgive. No one is perfect and we are all making mistakes daily. Some of us are holding on to petty grudges that are nowhere near as big as a murder. The amount of mercy we show to others is the same amount that will be shown to us. So that person that stole your parking spot or that cheated on you and left, forgive them. Let go of that old baggage and live freely. If you want to be happy you must learn to forgive, not for them but for you.
Thanks for Reading,
RIP Sergeant Callahan