Michael Colunga (30 Apr 2011)
"How then shall we live/forgive?"

Hello, John and Doves,
In view of our soon departure:
    "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares [us], and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
    "looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of [our] faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
    "For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls."  Hebrews 12:1-3
As such, let us not hang onto the anger that weighs us down.  Jesus says,
    "'And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, 'I repent,' you shall forgive him.'"  Luke 17:4
In HaShem,
Mike C.