Forgiveness is a verb that results from the action of sorry. Forgiveness is a human value with which we seek to forget, apologize or settle offenses, debts, condemnations. From the religious point of view, it is more than a value, it is the way to reach God, to live free of the sinTo help our brothers and sisters, to cleanse our hearts and minds of grudges, revenge, fear and hatred. With forgiveness we can reach spiritual peace with ourselves and with our brothers and sisters. Father Heavenly to seek the way of redemption and infinite love in our Lord.
The Bible It also teaches us that forgiveness entails repentance and sacrifice because it is easy for us to forgive and forget, but as believers we must ask God to give us the ability to forgive and love our neighbor.
One of the most beautiful verses in the gospel about forgiveness is when the Jesus points out that we must always forgive as often and as much as necessary.
"At that time Peter came to Jesus and asked him, 'Lord, if my brother offends me, how many times must I forgive him? Up to seven times? Jesus answered him, 'Not up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven'". Matthew 18:21-19:1
Jesus Christ speaks to us of unconditional love and unconditional forgiveness towards others. It is also Jesus himself who, in teaching us to pray, reveals to us the importance of forgiveness:
"...forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who trespass against us..." (Luke 11:4).
Our Lord Jesus Christ shows us that forgiveness is unconditional and that we must always forgive no matter how many times we do it, because forgiveness is love.
Forgiveness is one of the most important feelings and actions of every Christian, but it is not easy, that is why the first step to forgive those who have offended us is to remember that God always forgives us and that Jesus sacrificed himself for all of us to forgive our sins.
True forgiveness is that which does not leave resentment, pain or sadness; it is when we let go of negative feelings and forget about what caused us harm or suffering, because sincere forgiveness is based on love, and the true love forget every offense.
When we forgive we benefit physically and spiritually. We stop feeling angry, irritable and get calm, our health improves and we are more optimistic, friendly and happy.
To make mistakes is human because we are not perfect, that is why we must be understanding with the faults of others and with our own, it is important that we learn from our mistakes so as not to make them again and thus we will be more just with our brothers.
From the physical point of view, forgiveness has positive effects on those who learn to let go of the iraForgiveness is good for the heart, relieves stress, eliminates resentment and strengthens spirituality, but most importantly, it brings us closer to God and makes us better human beings capable of loving our neighbor as ourselves.
It is important to understand that forgiveness is a gift from God and does not mean that one approves or accepts the offense, behaving as if a fault had not occurred, allowing others to take advantage of one or not accepting that one committed a fault and hurt someone.
Jesus taught us that we must always forgive, that the love born of the grace of God is the love of God. Holy Spirit allows us to forgive and forget everything that may offend or harm us. That forgiveness is the way to God and that our Father's love is infinite. Through forgiveness we can be trusting and patient, our heart and body will feel peace, joy and mercy for us and for all our brothers and sisters.
By forgiving we free ourselves from our slavery, we free ourselves from pain and resentment and discover true love in order to follow our Lord Jesus Christ.