From my daily calendar (thanks LB) today….
“None of us is perfect. We all makes mistakes, and we can learn to obey our own conscience if we can be big enough to say, “I’m sorry, I didn’t treat you right, I’ll do better next time.” If you remain sensitive and maintain a clear conscience, there’s no limit to what God will do in your life”–Joel Osteen
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6
I wonder perhaps about those of us who face the other end of that apology from time to time, we too, have a role in clearing the conscience of another. Forgiveness. Matthew’s gospel also reminds us that we are to forgive “seventy-seven times” (18:21). This provides a lofty weight for those of us on the broken end of the bargain; we must be aware of this and not be led to make it a power play. We must seek to forgive even when forgiveness has not been desired. For this, I believe, is a true example of grace.