As I prepare for my forgiveness class that begins this Sunday after church, I am contemplating mercy once again.
The model I am developing includes this:
- In a box on the left are resentment, judgment, fear, upset, anger, imprisonment - these are imposter values
- In the center is forgiveness, mercy - the exchange - the genuine values
- To the right is freedom, & there is the possibility of spiritual awakening, letting the mind be in you that was in Christ, as Paul said.
Or another way to say it might be: Cosmic trade in program - trade in bondage for peace of mind, cost = forgiveness.
We are free to choose what kind of person we will be. I choose freedom, peace of mind, Christ.
I exercise mercy. I exchange all that is unlike Christ in me with forgiveness. I accept a new freedom.