“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. — Colossians 3:13 (NLT)

It’s not always easy, is it? When someone pushes in front of you in the supermarket queue when you’re rushing to get home; when someone pulls out in front of you on the road when you are driving; when someone is unkind or calls you names. It’s not always easy not to take offense. After all, they are at fault.

And we are … well, we might not be perfect, but we are right, aren’t we? They shouldn’t have done that or said that! 

Being in the right doesn’t mean that we have to take offense. We can choose the higher moral ground – make allowance for the faults of others, refuse to take offense when someone is offensive towards you or others. After all, our forgiveness depends on our forgiving others! Ouch!

Let’s make that decision this week to forgive and not to take offense; stay alert, stay mindful, guard your heart, ready your mind to respond by choosing to make allowance and forgive. 

May God Bless You, and we hope to see you soon.

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