By Greg Laurie
“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.”
C. S. Lewis said, “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”
A study on forgiveness found that 75 percent of those polled believed that God forgave them for past sins. But only 52 percent said they had forgiven others.
However, in what we call the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught us, “Pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. . . . Forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us’” (Matthew 6:9, 12 NLT).