Forgive As Christ Forgave You

“If anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do” — Colossians 3:13
Hate hurts the hater more than the hated, no matter how justified it may seem. We each have the opportunity to love our enemy and choose forgiveness. Forgiveness doesn’t excuse the offense, but when we forgive we show Christ to the world. “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you” (Eph4:32).
God will help you let go of every angry grudge as you watch the Spirit build into you a place where others see the Savior. The love of God within our hearts enables us to show forgiveness; that is undeserved, so others too might know.