Luke 23:34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what the are doing." And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice.
People had mocked Jesus...they had screamed, "Crucify him!" even though He was found innocent of all charges brought against him. They had beat him...and finally they had nailed him on a cross. What did Jesus say to this, "Father, forgive them."
Yet we refuse to forgive people for saying something we don't like, or forgetting something they said they would do but forgot about in their own busy day. We go about not forgiving the post petty things. I know, I know...there are some big things that seem hard to forgive...but nothing is as big as what Jesus forgave. On day when we stand before Jesus and we go through our list of what we did will He say, "Did you forgive?" I think He will... the Bible says that to be forgiven we must forgive. it says this in many places..but the one I really noticed lately is what it says in The Lords Prayer, "Forgive me as I forgive those that trespass against me." Notice in this prayer we are asking for forgiveness in the amount we have forgiven.
Who do I need to forgive today? Who do you need to forgive today?