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And he’s trying to kind of convince himself that it’s gonna be okay, but it doesn’t look like she is coming back. Because when I forgive somebody, and I set them free, it’s like I’m really setting myself free. I mean, have you really ever gotten revenge and then felt good about yourself? But we need to forgive, and we need to start today. Maybe it’s a phone call or an e-mail, or some sort of face-to-face conversation, or maybe there is just that moment, like, where deep in, like, the very fiber of your being, you just say, “I’m not gonna carry that around for one more day.
Let God take care of it. So even when it comes to doing the right thing, like in this case, forgiveness, there is this paranoia that if they step out of line at all, God’s, like, waiting there to squash them.
He’d be driving down the road, and somebody would, like, cut him off or do something in traffic that got him mad, so he’d pull ahead of them, and then he’d pull in front of them, and he’d take the golf balls out of the glove compartment, and he’d, like, toss them out of his sunroof hoping that they would, like, dent the car that had cut him off.
I mean, revenge is really saying to God: And this other friend of mine, she was telling me that she doesn’t really have the same kind of beliefs as her family, and every time she goes to a family reunion, she said they all just turn on her, and they just get mean and angry, and she If I’m still carrying all that stuff around, it’s a miserable way to live.
I mean, we talk like this all the time. I was talking to this girl I know the other day, this friend of mine, and part way through our conversation, she’s like: In this Book of Romans, Chapter 12, the writer says: It’s because revenge doesn’t work, does it? And we’re all laughing, but we’ve all done things like this, haven’t we?
I can’t forgive them for what they did. Jesus gives us these pictures of a God who is, like, full of love and grace and mercy and forgiveness, who, like, keeps pursuing us and who keeps insisting that His way is the best possible way to live.
But what about those people, like the kind that are gonna hurt us again and again, and we may forgive them, but they’ll just keep hurting us.
It’s like the cross is God’s way of saying: Lugagge maybe, like, just a business partner who took the money and ran, or a relative who abused you or a friend who, like, turned on you, and it’s like you try not think about it, but then if you’re like me, then you end luggabe thinking about it more than ever, and it’s like you want to put this stuff behind us. What they did to me is so horrible, I will never forgive them.
This person wronged me, and I can’t turn it over to You, because I don’t know what You’re gonna do here.
LUGGAGE – Rob Bell – NOOMA with English subtitles (closed captions) and transcript
English French German Portuguese Spanish. And they can end up making the journey exhausting. I have to hope that good comes their way, ’cause if I’m still unable to wish them well and wish them good, then I’m nooam just waiting for them to get punished, and I really I mean, I don’t know what you’re carrying around, or how long you’ve been carrying it around, but as we journey through life, we get hurt, and we get wounded, and we end up carrying these debts that people owe us.
But this isn’t the kind of picture that Jesus paints of God. We need to do it today. And my one friend starts telling this story.
Have you ever heard somebody say that, like, because of something that was done to them, they’ve been, like, “You know what?
And may you do it today, because you might not have the chance tomorrow. Like completely crazy things ’cause we were just so bent on revenge and evening the score, and revenge doesn’t satisfy, does it? There is lubgage list of wrongs.
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There is this hooma in the Bible that says: And this guy, he’s, like, still wearing his wedding ring, and he’s got kind of the hopeful, you know, luggafe, we’re gonna make it through this” kind of feeling.
It’s like God was right there. I mean, we talk about setting them free and letting it go, but maybe forgiveness is ultimately about me and about you, it’s about us.
So when I forgive somebody, I am giving them what God has given to me.
So, like any runny nose or any freak accident, anything bad that happens, people assume it’s God punishing them ’cause they weren’t doing the right thing at that time or that everything is some sort of judgment or punishment.
They’re big, and serious, and deep wounds.
Because forgiving isn’t always forgetting, like in the healthiest of relationships, somebody wrongs the other person, and jooma they let it go, and they move on, and it’s no big deal. It’s like when I forgive them, and I let them off the hook, I’m really letting myself off the hook. It’s something you do. It’s ’cause, like, revenge Think about revenge, like, at the deepest spiritual levels. So whatever was done to you, whatever wrong was done to any of us, God saw it.
I think this is why freedom is so central to Jesus’ teachings. Some people, we may not even be able to be around them. I actually think I can do Your luygage better than You can.
It’s like everyone I know has wounds, and some are small, kind of petty, like: God created you to be free, like, free from bitterness, free from rage, and anger, and revenge. It’s like we could speculate why all this happens, and why people do these kinds of things, and we could try to figure it out forever, but I think what we want, what we want is to be free from this, don’t we?