Pastor Kyle Bitter - The Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost - Sunday, September 27, 2020
Forgive and forget, the saying goes. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, and perhaps you’ve even said it. It sounds nice, and it comes out easily. Forgive and forget. But how well does that actually work? Maybe it’s not all that hard when you’re forgiving something small and petty that most everyone involved has forgotten about within a couple of days, but what when it’s something big and painful? How well does “forgive and forget” work then? Is it even possible to forgive and forget when a friend has betrayed your confidence and shared something you told them in secret? Is it possible to forgive and forget when a spouse has been unfaithful? What about when parents have made mistakes that have turned your life upside down? What about when the physical or psychological wounds of sins in the past still persist today? It’s easy to say the words “you’re forgiven,” but forgive and forget? Well that’s a bit harder.
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