This past month I’ve been confronted with Forgiveness in a new and fresh way. For starters, we are studying the Godly Virtue of Forgiveness in all our Elementary environments at Trinity, and then I get the chance to teach a Child Dedication class this past week where I share about the power of reminding your kids that you’ll always forgive. And then in the same week that I’ve been forced to eat some crow and ask someone to forgive me, I’ve also been in the position to forgive what somebody did to me.
With our Children we define Forgiveness as “Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay” and after the experiences of the past 3 weeks I’m going to back that up with a blog-worthy “AMEN!”
Here’s what I’m learning about Forgiveness this month:
- When I choose to forgive, I’m empowering people to move on.
- When I ask for forgiveness, I’m empowering people to move on.
- When I choose to forgive my children, I’m demonstrating to them that I can be trusted.
- When I ask my children to forgive me, I’m demonstrating to them that I can be trusted.
- It’s good to ask for forgiveness, even if you don’t feel there is anything to pay.
- It’s good to offer forgiveness, even if you don’t feel there is anything owed to you.
What do you know about this Forgiveness challenge? Anything life has taught you about the power of forgiving?