Forgiveness seems to be the topic around SBC this week. Dan preached on forgiveness Wednesday night. Dave talked about forgiveness in Sunday School this morning. I even listened to a Podcast last week about forgiveness. I would take it as a sign that I needed to forgive someone...except I don't. At least, not any one comes to mind? For me, I find it fairly easy to forgive. The thing I have struggled with lately isn't forgiving, but forgetting. Although, I don't think the forgetting part is really possible. It sounds great in theory but I just don't think you can really just forget.
There has been an issue in our lives lately that we have really thought through, prayed through and struggled with. But, when it comes down to it, our issue isn't about forgiveness but more about not opening ourselves up to be hurt again. When someone continually hurts you/your family/someone you care about, you must make a decision. You either allow it to continue happening or you set your self free while harboring no bitterness or unforgiveness. In our case, the moment we did that, we realized we hardly ever think about the issue, worry about it, dwell on it or try to come up with solutions.
What do you think? What are your thoughts on forgiveness? Is it hard for you to forgive? What do you think about the whole "don't let the sun go down" idea. We talked about this for a while in Sunday School today. We are gonna pick up where we left off next week.