26th October 2015

Forgiveness And Love

“…clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.”
Colossians 3:12-14 (NLT)

These verses have great meaning for me because they are part of a reading that I was asked to do at my niece’s wedding.  What wonderful words of wisdom to the young couple committing their lives to each other before God and before their families and friends.

I wonder how much of the reading they actually heard on such an emotionally charged day and did the rest of the congregation hear and understand?  However, I often turn to the passage, re-read those words of wisdom and keep trying!

Prayer
Father, thank you so much for loving us and forgiving us.  Please give us the strength to forgive and love when it is just too hard or painful.
Amen
 

Study by Susan McGowan

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Bible openAbout the Author:
Susan McGowan attended a Day by Day Workshop during the Autumn Harvest Festival at Paignton in October.  She attends the Stratford Grace Communion Group.

Local Congregation:
Stratford Grace Communion Group
The New Room
Community Centre
Bryant Street
London E15 4RU

Meeting time:
Sundays 3-5pm

Local Congregational Contact:
Martin Ryan
Phone:  020 8202 3998
Email:   martin_ryan@wcg.org.uk

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