Lessons in grace and forgiveness this morning.

That thing that that person did to me that had a negative impact on my day, month, year, maybe even my life was taught to them against their will, or learned as a way to cope, perhaps even a defense mechanism and they don’t know how to unlearn it.

And I am that same person/have been that person to someone else

Mathew 6:15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins

2 Corinthians 2:10-11 Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

1 Colossians 3:13-14 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.