As I read through this week’s lesson, Chapter 8: Forgiveness, I kept thinking about this concept of looking in the mirror. Our author does a great job of discussing the expectations that we have on receiving forgiveness from God and others we’ve “wronged”, but are often slow to grant the same forgiveness in the same manner. That’s where I had this vision of someone, maybe even me, looking in the mirror and questioning their own abilities to forgive.
There’s a great discussion about the costs associated with forgiveness. Our author explains:
“Forgiveness is costly. It means canceling a debt when we feel we have every right to demand payment. It means absorbing the pain, hurt, shame and grief of someone’s sin against us. It means looking for repentance and restoration.”
So how do we tackle this “cost”? Well, luckily we have Rob Miller leading us this week to discuss this week’s chapter.
Meet at the Cornwell Center starting at 7:30 am on Friday. Rob will lead us beginning at 7:45 am.
And, don’t forget that we’ll start the next series the Friday after Labor Day weekend, September 6th. Details on the next study series and our upcoming meeting schedule are in last week’s update at this LINK.