Monday, March 8, 2010

The Pay-off of Forgiveness

Those who are forgiven much, love much.

The key to this is knowing you're forgiven. I think the hardest part of forgiveness is accepting it. We have hearts full of "I don't deserve this" or heads full of "this can't be real" and maybe even attitudes full of "I've done nothing wrong."

Something happens to you when you're "forgiven much." If you really embrace this idea, and know that you needed forgiveness, and were granted forgiveness, then you have it to give. You have to love yourself to let forgiveness in, you know, in a Godly sort of way. And if you love yourself like God loves you, you're not too threatened to love others with that same love and forgiveness.

I heard about forgiveness first from a Lutheran pastor who told me that those who are forgiven much, love much. It's in Luke chapter 7. He was paraphrasing. It worked. I got it.

Forgiveness pays off with love.

I've been forgiven much and I hope it's beginning to show.

Much love,


  1. Thank you. What a great way to start the day.

  2. Forgiveness is easier to give than to receive, but you are so right about the joys if we are willing to let that light shine in! Thank you!