Practicing Forgiveness

It is amazing to think that even while the soldiers were throwing dice for Jesus’ robe, the thing he was thinking was forgiveness.  This is the point at which He said, “Father, forgive them. They know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)  Everything Jesus did was so intentional and something we can learn from.

Practicing asking for forgiveness is a wonderful discipline.  We have talked about teaching prayer and asking for forgiveness for our sins by placing them on or at the foot of the cross.  What about the practice of asking each other for forgiveness?

As a family today, practice asking for forgiveness. Have your children think of something they have done that hurt another family member and go to that person to ask for forgiveness.  This is something that we can lead by example. If this is not a daily practice in your home take the opportunity to learn from Jesus example.  Practice forgiveness!