Jesus Forgives Sins Committed Against Me

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “Yet this is what Jesus did. He told people that their sins were forgiven, and never waited to consult all the other people whom their sins had undoubtedly injured. He unhesitantly behaved as if He was the party...

Crisis Forgiveness vs. Post-Crisis Forgiveness

A spouse has been unfaithful A spouse hides a major amount of debt A teenager “borrows” the car and wrecks it A friend shares your damaging secret There are many times when we are called to forgive. Usually the moment when the offense is revealed is a powerful moment....

C.S. Lewis Meets His Murderer

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “I have often thought to myself how it would have been if, when I served in the first World War, I and some young German had killed each other simultaneously and found ourselves together a moment after death. I...

Forgiveness Made Easier: Part II

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “And secondly, we might try to understand exactly what loving your neighbor as yourself means. I have to love him as I love myself. Well, how exactly do I love myself (p. 116)?… [Lewis was using a war...

Forgiveness Made Easier: Part I

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “It is going to be hard enough, anyway, but I think there are two things we can do to make it easier. When you start mathematics you do not begin with the calculus; you begin with simple addition. In the same...