When we think about forgiveness, we tend to focus on our relationships with other people. When we do so, forgiveness may not seem worth the effort, because those relationships often can’t be restored even when we forgive. But forgiveness has a greater purpose: the restoration of our relationship with Christ. A lack of forgiveness can be one of the biggest hindrances to living fully free. When we refuse to forgive, it becomes toxic to us, changes our behavior, and causes us to hold Jesus at arm’s length.
After you watch the video, complete the exercises in the Design Plan, and take some time to answer the Questions for Reflection below.