Charles McClure - sermon note

Reconciliation is only achieved when the one who was wronged extends grace.

Rev. Charles McClure noted that when someone states, "I will forgive you as soon as you say you are sorry and ask forgiveness" is the way we tend to conceptualize what it means to forgive. This, however, is the way of the world, not the way of Christ.

Christ on the cross looked at those who just nailed him their and stated, "Forgive them for they know not what they are doing." Christ sets the model that when we are wronged, we are to extend grace to those who wronged us.

It is counter cultural. It is difficult. It surpasses logic.

So to is the way of Jesus.