My Bible tells me Jesus washed all of his Disciples feet…even Judas Iscariot.
John 13:1-5
My Bible also tells me that when Judas came to betray Jesus…Jesus called him friend…
Matthew 26: 50

Jesus knew what Judas was going to do…

Could I forgive the person that was giving me over to my murderers as he was doing it?
Or…While I was washing his feet beforehand?

God gave his only Son to die for us, Jesus died on a cross so we could be forgiven, but what do I not want to forgive people for?

We could use this time of year to resurrect our forgiveness of people, one by one.

We could read the words from that first Easter time again today, and be the change.

Happy Easter

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3 thoughts on “No Greater Love

    1. Forgiveness has to be a conscious decision of my will. If someone has done me harm intentionally and shows no remorse, it is a very very difficult decision to forgive them, but this does not mean it is ok, that it was fine what they did to me. It just means that I am choosing to not allow what they did to me to eat me up inside and hold me prisoner.
      Nelson Mandela said “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”

      This is a quick answer to a difficult question.
      I will write up a blog on forgiveness soon, but thank you for your question. Does this answer it in the mean time?
      This lady in the link below was raped by her Father a lot growing up, she was able to forgive…
      http://www.joycemeyer.org/articles/ea.aspx?article=healing_and_hope

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  1. I see what you are saying. You definitely have given me a new perspective on it. I have always seen forgiveness as saying to the person who hurt you that what they did was ok and I that they are an okay person now. But from what I get from what you are saying it’s more of an acceptance that it happened in the first place and then learning how to live with it and stop if from holding you back. Thank you for this (:

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