While Jesus suffered in great agony, He said, referring to the Roman soldiers who had driven nails into his hands, wrists, and feet and lifted him on the cross, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." What mercy and what love!
Today, could we ask God to help us forgive one person whom we have not forgiven? And, after we have forgiven that person, could we ask Him to help us forgive one another? Forgiveness frees us from the prison of bitterness, anger, and hatred, and allows us to live in peace amid sorrow.
We may feel sorrow for the callous--or even cruel--actions of another, but we can find peace, giving that job of judgment to the only One who knows our hearts and minds.
© Carol Brown