Too much wounding goes on in the body of Christ (the church) and sometimes, if we are honest, we are the ones to engage in throwing stones at one another.
I believe one reason for this is that we have been deeply hurt. Everyone has heard the saying… “hurting people hurt people!” Although this is true can I suggest the contrary?
Forgiven people forgive! (Yes, read that again.)
Forgiven people forgive!
We are not just recipients of God’s forgiveness but givers.
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;” Luke 6:37a
It is in our own best interest to forgive.
I love this quote from C.S. Lewis…“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”