I’d like your input on this post at The Resurgence, bearing in mind what’s on my mind: “In your anger, do not sin”. Click through and give it a read. We’ll be here when you get back.
Jesus’ forgiveness of his murderers transforms our understanding of ourselves, our relationships, and our sins against each another.
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)
Those words were spoken by Jesus while he hung on the cross, with the Roman soldiers below, gambling over his clothes.
When I read Jesus’ words, I wonder “How?”
How did he have the emotional capacity to pray for their forgiveness?
How did he have the desire for them to be forgiven?
How did he feel the compassion to understand their weakness?