REFLECTION FOR THE WEEK
The Art of Forgiveness
Matt Miofsky says that “the reason most of us go through life unhappy is because of messed up relationships…it is hard to deal with brokenness. God, in Jesus Christ, gives us this beautiful gift of forgiveness and then asks us to reflect it in every encounter of every relationship in every area of our lives.”
Action: Is there some area of your life today where God is calling you to a lifestyle of forgiveness? Can you work through your objections in order to forgive or receive forgiveness? Pray to God for forgiveness every day this week.
Prayer: Gracious God, we struggle to accept your forgiveness, to forgive ourselves, and then to forgive others. We pray that today, healing can take place in some small way. Whatever it is, God, we pray that your spirit would prompt us not only to hear this challenge but to practice it in our lives. God, help us to accept your forgiveness and to mirror that forgiveness in our encounters with others. We pray these things in the name of the one who came to forgive, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen