By Tafadzwa Hove
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Mark 11:25-26
Forgiveness is at the centre of Christianity. Jesus forgave us our sins by going on the cross on our behalf. Jesus here emphasised on the importance of forgiving others so that when we pray ,our Father in heaven would hear us! Just imagine praying to God with offences ,grudges ,jealousy etc in your heart. Our God is holy so he requires us to also come to Him with pure hearts. Hearts which are free from offences and grudges . The state of your heart when approaching God matters.
We need to forgive because we all need to be forgiven. We need to forgive because no one is perfect on this earth. Perfect people do not exist on this earth. We need to forgive because we all make mistakes. No one is without his or her own flaws. We need to forgive so that we could live peacefully in our society. God is the peacemaker so we ought to be also like him. We need to forgive each other even if we don’t share same sentiments and faith.
Let’s forgive each other!