“Forgiveness now becomes part of my identity. This is strength, not weakness! I can boldly declare to a world that there is a God who forgives sinners like me. My life and actions now become the message of forgiveness and redemption.”
I remember meeting one of my family members for dinner a while back. Our meeting came after a two week long period of tension, so when we met it was kind of awkward. We had surface talk for the majority of the night and neither one of us knew how to break the ice to get to the main issue. Honestly, I wanted to talk more, but at the same time, I didn’t want to stir the pot. We truly had an issue.
I had to be patient in this time of conflict, which was hard. I...