Jesus said, “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” - John 20:23 (NRSV)

Years ago, I taught a ninth-grade Sunday school class. One Sunday, after a particularly trying week, I walked into the classroom to find paper streamers hanging from the light fixtures, chairs on the table, and the kids grinning at me.

I began to chastise them angrily for their disregard for...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of forgiveness. Help us to forgive as completely as those young believers. Amen.

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Today's Reading
James 1:19-25

Thought for the Day

How do I express my complete forgiveness of others?

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Those struggling to forgive

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