Thursday, December 28, 2023

Hammarskjold: forgiveness

Thursday, December 28, 2023
    Feast of the Holy Innocents
    [Jesus:] “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
    —Mark 11:25 (NIV)
    Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who “forgives” you—out of love—takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice.
    ... Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961), Markings, tr. Leif Sjöberg & W. H. Auden, (q.v.), New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964 (post.), p. 197 (see the book)
    See also Mark 11:25; Matt. 6:12,14-15; 18:21-22; Luke 7:40-43,47; 23:34; Eph. 4:32; Col. 3:13
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, teach me to forgive as a sacrifice to You.
CQOD    Blog    email    RSS
    search    script    mobile
sub    fb    twt    inst    Jonah &nb sp;  Ruth


Post a Comment

<< Home