Sunday, July 6, 2008

Forgiven, we are empowered to extend forgiveness to others

“Jesus Christ crucified is not merely some heroic example to the church. He is the living power and wisdom of God empowering us to reach out a hand of healing to people who have ripped us off, screwed us up, and turned us down... He slowly turns our hearts of stone into hearts of flesh. At the foot of the Cross we recognize ourselves as forgiven enemies of God and are empowered to extend forgiveness and reconciliation.” – Brennan Manning in The Signature of Jesus