The Cross and Forgiveness

I just finished reading the book Living the Cross Centered Life by C. J. Mahaney. I wanted to share a brief excerpt from his book.

Because of sin, relational conflict is inevitable. You’ll sin against others. They’ll sin against you. You’ll need to forbear with others. You’ll need to forgive.

Your relationship with others must be based on your relationship to God through the cross…‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.’

When I become bitter or unforgiving toward others, I’m assuming that the sins of others are more serious than my sins against God. The cross transforms my perspective… When we understand how much God has forgiven us, it’s not difficult to forgive others.” (p.123)


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