Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Forgiveness makes us whole

Phil Wilson at ALLELON Ministries considers Mark 2:1-18 in writing about "Forgiveness and Healing." Phil wonders if forgiveness is not a neglected virtue among Christians today. It's important we practice forgiveness, because, as Phil shows us, in it we are made whole:

You see, Jesus doesn't forgive sins and then give us a warning about not sinning again. He forgives us and welcomes us into new life with him. When he says, "leave your life of sin," he's saying there's a new way to live. A new way without the empty promises of money, the temporary pleasures of lust, the vain soullessness of pride. A fulfillment of what God has wanted for us from the beginning. A breaking out of a corner of the Kingdom of God.



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