Bishop Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa preaching at statehouse
Today, I want to talk to you about the power of forgiveness. Forgiveness is a concept that is central to our faith, and yet it can often be difficult to put into practice. We live in a world where it is all too easy to hold grudges and seek revenge, but as Christians, we are called to a higher standard.
In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells us to forgive not just seven times, but seventy-seven times. This is not to be taken literally, but rather as a symbol of the boundless mercy that God extends to us, and which we are called to extend to others.
But why is forgiveness so important? For one thing, it is essential for our own spiritual well-being. Holding onto anger and resentment can be like a poison that eats away at our souls, causing bitterness and despair. Forgiveness, on the other hand, frees us from this burden and allows us to experience the peace and joy that come from being reconciled with God and with one another.
April 04, 2023
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