While having thought of the past events happened in my relationship with God and with the people around. I came across with this passage that really struck me with thunder in my heart. Forgiveness for sure was the hardest thing we can do to someone but if we are going to read verses about forgiveness it will surely change your mind just like me.
On Matthew 18:21-22 "Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?" Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times."
WHAT???? can I do that Lord? Proceed...
Then on Luke 6:37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Okay, this sounds a little bit convincing because I don't want to be judged, but what if? Proceed...
Also on Matthew 6:14-16 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Mark 11:25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.
But this one really made me realize because I always told my children that in our home we should always follow the Golden Rule and the Rest will follow.
From the parable of the Unmerciful Servant
Matthew 18: 32-35 "Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow-servant just as I had on you?' In anger, his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured until he should pay back all he owed. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."
I don't want to be tortured and punish so I pray to God to give me more courage to forgive those who sinned against me, after all I am also a sinner. How about you did you already ask yourself this question "How many times should you forgive your enemy who sinned against you? just a thought.