Jesus taught that if we want forgiveness for ourselves, we have to have forgiveness for others.
But God does not intend for His Children to be a doormat to be stomped on and abused. If you can remove yourself from those situations do it, but you must still forgive them and we can call upon God to help us. Jesus said guard your own heart and life against sin. We have to overcome that feeling of retaliation.
We must always have the spirit of forgiveness, as we are forgiven of God through Jesus Christ.
Taught by Rev. Patti Hoover / 10-26-14
(Radiant Life Sunday School lesson)