And Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he replied, “Say it, Teacher.” “A moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. “When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more?” Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have judged correctly.” Turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. “You gave Me no kiss; but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet. “You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume. “For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Then He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.” ~ Luke 7:40-48
When you struggle with forgiveness (as I do, so often), think about this passage. Think about how much Christ has forgiven you – every single day of your life. What His sacrifice on the cross did to forgive your sins. And keep in mind – we never asked for Him to die on the cross. He took the necessary steps for us to be forgiven. All we need to do is accept what He has done. When you think about how much you have been forgiven, and how much you are loved, it somehow makes forgiving the other person a little bit easier.