God sets people free. The freedom he gives is from sin, from its guilt, from its ultimate consequence of eternal punishment. God is not interested in changing a person’s physical condition or social situation. What happens here on earth is for but a short time. His concern is to reconcile us to himself. This is what Christ accomplished on the cross. Continue reading

READ: “and forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us” Lk 11.4.

THINK: Forgiving one’s brother is a condition to receiving God’s forgiveness. It must be from the heart, Mt 18.35, and has no limits, Lk 17.1-10. Forgiveness means regaining a brother and is thus a joyful process, for forgiveness means reconciliation and deliverance, Col 1.14; Eph 1.17. Continue reading