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Make A Difference This Christmas

Updated: Aug 10, 2021




CHRISTMAS FORGIVENESS SERIES

Christmas time generally means catching up with family. It could mean organising extended family, trying to work out who goes where and on what days. It can be a season when it’s all too much. It may be a difficult time or a sad time. Being alone or being separated.


My Facebook account recently threw up some previous Christmas days over the past four or five years. It caught my attention because for some of those years my loved ones were with us or not with us. This Christmas my son and daughter and her family will not be with us; all for good reasons. But I still felt my heart lurch as I looked at the previous ones when we were together and then others when we were not.


What will your Christmas season be like this year? This time can certainly be opportunities for misunderstandings, grudges and even unforgiveness. So why don’t you make this Christmas an opportunity for forgiveness? Last week we looked at three things that create forgiveness which include: stopping negative thinking or ruminating; standing in others’ shoes which is having empathy and finally wish them well which could translate to love your enemies.


‘But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.’ Matthew 5:44 NKJV


Love! That is really what Christmas is about. When love came down in flesh and blood to show us how to live, follow God the Father and the