Forgiveness: Saying Thank You

We think, and rightly so, that we’re to ask God for forgiveness. Jesus tells us to do just that when we pray. You know His words: Forgive us our sins. We are to ask. But there’s more to forgiveness than asking for it. There’s also confession. And cleansing. And responding to being cleansed and forgiven by saying thank-you. For cleansing and forgiveness are gifts, and it’s important when we get gifts to say “Thank you.” There’s more to forgiveness than asking for it. Let’s explore what’s involved.

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