“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32).
Explanation: The word forgive literally means, “…to release or send away…..to let off.”
The following acrostic for peace can help us in forgiving others.
Outline: When the first missionaries to the Eskimos were learning to translate their language, they discovered the Eskimo word for forgive was a multi-word phrase: “issumagijoujungnainermik.” It literally means “not-being-able-to-think-about-it-anymore.”
- Parable – Matthew 18:21-35
- Prayer – Matthew 6:12
- Picture – Luke 10:30-36
- Practice – Luke 23:34
- Pattern – Colossians 3:13
Quote: “Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet gives to the heel that has crushed it.” Mark Twain