Thursday, June 10, 2010

Colson on Forgiveness

This Sunday we'll be discussing forgiveness and how true gospel-believing followers of Christ ought to be persons characterized by forgiveness.  Since we have been forgiven much, we ought to forgive much.  Ironically, this week Charles Colson has written an interesting article at his Breakpoint website regarding how forgiveness has come center stage in our culture in light of the recent wrong call in a game that robbed one major league baseball player of a perfect game.

Colson concludes:

The Christian message summed up in the words “forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us,” provided a revolutionary new basis for human relationships. And it has the power to transform lives—both of victims and offenders—as I’ve witnessed over and over in 30 years of prison ministry. It has the power to heal nations, as the world witnessed in the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda.

What happened after that baseball game was more beautiful than Galarraga’s pitching. Especially for a postmodern culture that rejects the faith that gave meaning to the words “I’m sorry” and “I forgive you.”

And that’s one call I’m sure of.

I encourage you all to read the article.

Colson - Perfect Sportsmanship 

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