Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots (Luke 23:32).
C.S. Lewis spoke with a precious honesty when he said, “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive, as we had during the war. And then, to mention the subject at all is to be greeted with howls of anger.” Forgiveness is often difficult. But there are some times when forgiveness seems all but impossible….even unthinkable. Are there ever instances when we are justified in withholding forgiveness out of concern for justice? If there are we can’t think of any. Remember…
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