‘Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.’ (Luke 6:38)
As human beings made in the image of our triune God we are made for love. We find our happiness, our true selves, when we give ourselves away in love, just as we were each loved into life. It is easy, even sensible, to hold back – especially to hold back on forgiveness, the context of this passage. My truth is that the more aware I become of my failings the more likely I am to forgive others for their failings.
Our world encourages judgment of others. Much of our media is full of it. By encouraging our young people to be compassionate and forgive others, we’re guiding them to help others but also themselves. We guide them towards wholeness and holiness and we bring God’s reign just a little closer.
Have a great week!