One of the toughest commandments Jesus gave to us was about how many times we are to instructed to forgive one another… the equation He gave us was CRAZY! He told Peter not just seven times, but SEVENTY-SEVEN times! Throughout the Easter story, Jesus brought us to the place where ultimate forgiveness was granted on a cross when we didn’t deserve it at all. In our lives, the truth is we forgive ourselves QUICKLY and almost ALWAYS. The harder part? Extending that same forgiveness to those around us over and over and over again. So, how can we do something that seems impossible, and not feel like a doormat?
The death of Jesus on the cross, and subsequent resurrection and ascension is one of the most significant events on the Christian calendar – and so polarizing that it even catches the attention of those who don’t believe in Jesus at all! With such a monumental event, it’s surprisingly easy to miss the significance of it in our day-to-day lives. In other words, the event on the calendar can simply become another date, and not an event that leads to the greatest and most transformative teaching you could ever know. So good, in fact – that it almost seems too good to believe!
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