Challenged by Forgiveness

The first thing that I take out of the scripture is the underlying message that everything we do is for God, and under his watch. One important line of today’s lesson reads “If we live, we live to the lord, and if we die, we die to the lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.”
This line really sticks out to me and shows me how, regardless of what choices we make or how we end up, at the end of the day, our life happened like this for the Lord and his wishes. God will care about us and have our backs through thick and through thin, and we should value this each and every day. Today’s Gospel also says that we should forgive others many times, and I think the reason behind this is because God forgives us so many times. We can sin repeatedly, and yet still god takes us as his children and finds ways to look past what we have done.
Personally, I feel like sometimes I can take this for granted, which I’m realizing now is not right of me. Today’s scripture has made me rethink my actions and now I am going to work towards being a forgiving individual, as well as someone who can use God’s forgiveness to forgive others.

~Sophie S. '27
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