In today’s gospel from Luke, Jesus tells his followers that if they want forgiveness, they first need to learn how to forgive. It seems like a simple thing, but how hard it is to do, especially when someone close to us has hurt us in a profound way. Yet, this is the measure that we ourselves are to be measured by our Heavenly Father.
Can we do it? Can we move past hurt to forgiveness? Yes, but it takes discipline.
Remember, to forgive is a choice, not a feeling. If we wait for the feeling, we’re not going to do much forgiving. On the other hand, if we choose to forgive, the feeling comes more readily.
Make the choice today. Forgive!