Wow, I am late getting of the gate today, yet I have been full of busyness since before the sun peeked its face over the eastern mountains.
I was a little unsure what bit of wisdom and morsel of goodness to pass on to you today, when I was reminded this morning of something I read last night. This quote from C.S. Lewis is pretty thought-provoking.
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. – C.S. Lewis
It comes from his “Essay on Forgiveness” that I found published here. The whole thought that is wrapped up in that sentence is really pretty expansive.
I mean really, just imagine if we could actually extend forgiveness and mercy in the same way God has extended it to us. Hm, it sure seems we may drastically change our behaviors and they way we interact with others when we stop and remember the healthy dose of forgiveness that we take directly from the Creator each day. The inexcusable excused. It’s quite remarkable, really!
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 6:12 New International Version (NIV)