Forgiveness: The Missing Link to Wholeness
When we put the fore-ordained purpose of the cross aside, and look deeply into all that transpired from the time Jesus was taken to Pilate, until his body died on the cross, we can see that there is much to be gleaned about the crucifixion of Jesus, and the implications that show us who we are as God’s creation.
The crucifixion didn’t only happen because God said it would. Culture; ideologies; the condition of men’s hearts; money and power; political forces within the established religious system, all played a part in preparing the climate for the tragedy and triumph of that day. That the people who crucified Jesus couldn’t see beyond the law may have been greater than the tragedy of the death of Christ.
It is human nature to feel sorrow for those who suffer abuse from egregious acts. It is not in human nature to feel sorrow for those who committed those acts. To permit such emotions toward offenders would upset our punitive system of judgement and justice. It is, however, in our spirit nature to have compassion to bring others to wholeness, no matter the offense.
We use the scriptures that validate our position in an argument, or point a finger at those who are not living the way we think they should, but we don’t use the scriptures to examine our own hearts. In Forgiveness: The Missing Link to Wholeness, we will examine those scriptures to find that link.