Given by Rev. Maxine Hall May 2, 2021

Today we are speaking on the topic of forgiveness. Peter asked Jesus how many times must we forgive our neighbor. Jesus replied 70 times 7 or basically, forever. We also must learn to forgive ourselves. These two concepts are difficult. Luckily, God forgives our transgressions. God is love. Since we are forgiven so we must forgive others. To help us with this, we must realize that forgiveness is not the same as justice. There are consequences for your actions. We must take action beyond just saying “I am sorry.” Our actions can change the world for the better and make us a better person. We can be redeemed.