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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Lenten reflection 3-8-16

Thanks to Heidi Knofczynski for this contribution 

When Jesus saw him, and knew he had been lying there a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be healed?”

Unforgiveness is one of the most difficult feelings to be healed of.  It is difficult because in our pain we want the one who wounded us to feel ten times over our hurt and our humiliation.  We may fear that  if we release this person from the debt they owe us, then maybe we will never be freed from the pain of the injury.  Maybe we fear that it means that we somehow deserved to be hurt.   Jesus knows your pain, and He knows what this infirmity is doing to you.  He knows that it saps strength from your pursuit of holiness.  He wants to build each of us  up in His perfect love.  It really is  an epic struggle to allow Him to heal us from unforgiveness, but take confidence His grace will prevail.  It will prevail over the Pharisees in our hearts and His great love will prevail over the fear that we are not worthy of love and restoration.

Saviour,  In your loving gaze you see all my wounds, let your perfect love cast out all fear and open my heart to your healing.


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