How to Forgive When Forgiving Once – Just Doesn’t Cut It

Forgiveness is layered. The events that occur to cause bitterness are rarely one time events. Even if they are, they still take time to un layer them because of all the meanings that are instantly applied to the wretched event. Why do you think that Jesus said we should forgive 7×70 (Matthew 18:22)?  Because it’s an active state of forgiveness … it doesn’t end. Unfortunately, its not something that you can just check off your list. 

In fact, forgiveness is like breathing. When we actually forget to inhale oxygen and someone says, “breathe” it’s not something that you do once and then check off your list. It continues – being told to “breathe” is just a reminder. The same when people say, “forgive” it’s a reminder…