Forgiveness has been misunderstood for centuries. It is not of way of saying “that’s all right” or “don’t worry it was no big deal”. Rather it is saying that a person was wronged, but the person who was wronged well not let the wrong stand in the way of the relationship. Rather you are saying you are willing to walk alongside the person to correct the wrong and heal them and your relationship with them. This is the forgiveness given to us by Christ. This is the forgiveness that heals our broken relationships. This is the forgiveness that gives life!
Ok, by now you all should know of my love for the group Mumford and Sons. I would highly recommend both their albums. They truly do go to the depths and the heights of what it means to walk a life of discipleship! This song “Awake My Soul” gives us an interesting way, I think, to look at forgiveness. In listening to this song, how do you think it addresses forgiveness?