You’ve left the toxic environment or relationship. You’ve been doing the work of healing past wounds. You’ve moved forward in so many ways. Then one day you’re face-to-face with the person who caused you so much pain. How do you respond? In this episode, we discuss the power of forgiveness and how it is essential to living a life of joy. Yes, it can be hard, but it is possible to forgive even that person, and it’s necessary if we’re going to be a source of healing for the world. Listen in as we wrap up our 3-part series on Reclaiming Joy.
1. Look up and read Ephesians 4:25-5:2
2. What is one practical step you can take today to live in love?
3. What sins of others have you been retaining? What has been the result of that physically, emotionally, and spiritually?
"Forgiveness is dangerous to those who prefer tragic storylines." To Forgive is Human, by Everett Worthington
Additional resources mentioned:
To Forgive is Human, by Everett Worthington
How to Pray for Someone Who Hurt You, by Crystal McGowen
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