Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another, forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13

Each of us have been hurt by other people. Sometimes their actions are not intended to hurt us. Other times their actions are intentional. Their actions can be large or small. They can cause us deep wounds or they can be superficial hurts. Despite how we feel, we are told to forgive them anyway.

We all have sinned. None of us are deserving of God’s forgiveness. God sent His Son to earth to pay for our sins. Jesus willingly gave His life for you because you (and your relationship with God) are that important to God. Because we have been forgiven of so much, we can in turn forgive whatever comes our way.

God, thank you for loving me enough to send Jesus to earth so I could be forgiven and be in a relationship with you. Help me to show forgiveness to others just as you have shown it to me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.