Friday, July 23, 2010

People of the SEVENTH chance

If you see your friend going wrong, correct him. If he responds, forgive him. Even if it’s personal against you and repeated seven times through the day, and seven times he says, ‘I’m sorry, I won’t do it again,’ forgive him. - Luke 17 v 3 - 4

Over the last few weeks I have shown my support for "People of the Second Chance" by adding something called a twibbon to my profile pictures on Twitter and Facebook.

I love what these guys are doing in encouraging people to pursue radical grace.

Reading this verse today I just wondered if we should rename it "People of the seventh chance".

Even if someone is doing something wrong, and not just generally wrong, but a sin that specifically affects you personally and he does this 7 times in one day after having apologised each time. Jesus simple command: Forgive them!

That is radical. In our minds unfair and even stupid!

Jesus never lets up on calling us to live a life of extreme grace.


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