“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner is you.” Lewis B. Smedes
We have a fascination with forgiveness. In literature and film, we are inspired by stories of selflessness portrayed as forgiveness. The nation was captivated by the grace and forgiveness offered by the Amish community after the horrendous killings at the school in Pennsylvania.
Maybe it is because when we forgive, we are most like God-the best of him is on display in us.
But it is hard. If it were easy, we wouldn't need to be encouraged to do it.
So in light of this week's sermon, I thought I would post a few practical resources for those who might be struggling with being able to forgive.
The late Lewis B. Smedes was an ethicist and theologian who taught ate Fuller Theological Seminary for 25 years. He is best known for his works on the ethics of sexuality and the practice of forgiveness. His two main boks are here: