Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.
How could they to whom such monstrous things have happened forgive so readily, so deeply, with such reach? A man wanted to start a race war and they diverted it into an outbreak of forgiveness. How did they do this?
Like the response team rushing toward the burning building, this is what they have been practicing all their lives, to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, to be light amidst darkness, to be a fountain of mercy from the depths, always and no matter what: to not have to “get to a place of forgiveness” because you already live there.
They knew your Grace, O God; it was all they had in their hands, all they had to give.
God, fill me with your love, let your mercy flow through me, and help me to practice forgiveness every day, every day, every moment, so that at the time it is most needed I too will be ready.
Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net
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