This past Sunday we talked about forgiveness in our Church Service. I was a little convicted, I think I have a hard time forgiving sometimes. I’m not really sure why, probably a pride issue, which is something I’m working on. Forgiveness is a huge part of our faith as Christians, we are forgiven of our sins so we can be in relationship with God. We are told to forgive, so that we may also be forgiven. There is even a harsh parable told where a servant is forgiven, who then can’t forgive, and is then punished for it. The question I have been struggling with is this. Can we forgive someone without still liking them? Lets be honest, we will not like everyone that we meet. So if we have a conflict with someone, and reconcile (or forgive) do we have to like that person? Or is forgiving different?
What is your perception of forgiveness?