Yet how often do I do this? Oh not regarding other people. I have an easy enough time seeing others and accepting that God is more than gracious enough to forgive them, but me. Well that’s another story all together. I think, “But you don’t know what I’ve done.” The very height of pride, to presume that I am capable of some heretofore unreached depth of depravity.
Compared to what?
The thief on the cross – forgiven, Peter who denied even knowing Jesus, not just once, but three times – forgiven, a man who didn’t just pick on God’s chosen ones but hunted and killed them, yea that guy Paul – forgiven. Maybe there is a reason God chose Paul. Not just for 2,000 years ago, but also for today.
Not just for others.
Yes I struggle with forgiving myself, that’s my pride getting in the way. What about you? Does your pride get in your way? Do you repent, ask for, even beg for forgiveness, only to not forgive yourself?
Isn’t it time we stopped playing god and instead, let God be God.