Christ-likeness is about forgiving while the religious crowd just seem to fume. Don't believe it? Read Matthew 12:34. But as Christians we are told in Ephesians 4:32, “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another; even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
There are two aspects to forgiveness. First of all, if we have ought against any, we should forgive them (Mark 11:25). Secondly, if we know that someone has ought against us, we should go and ask forgiveness (Matthew 5:23-24).
The thing I find interesting in regard to forgiveness is God reveals to us that we have offended others during our time of prayer (Mark 11:24-25). God reveals that others have ought against us when we come to the altar. Maybe that’s the reason there is so little forgiveness because we spend so little time praying and so few come to the altar.
Thomas A. Edison was working on a
crazy contraption called a "light bulb" and it took a whole team of
men 24 straight hours to put just one together. The story goes that when
✞ The religious crowd fumes; the Christian forgives. Which are you?
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