Good Friday and Forgiveness

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I woke up this morning thinking about forgiveness, and the meaning of good friday.  What an incredible thing we are remembering today.  The ultimate example of forgiveness.  God, who was FULLY RIGHT, forgave the other side (us), when we were FULLY WRONG, and BEFORE we ever even saw it, owned it, admitted it or apologized for it.  Wow.

Often, i will forgive only when the other side admits guilt fully and apologizes to a level I'm satisfied with.

God's forgiveness had no conditions, and came before the wrong was even seen.  That's serious forgiveness.  That's "holy"...totally other, completely unlike us in every way!

Today, God calls us to rejoice in that kind of forgiveness, and having received it fully from him today, go and extend it to others.

"As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience.  Bear with one another, and if anyone has a complaint against one another, forgive each other.  Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must forgive one another." (Colossians 3:12-13)