And when you stand praying, forgive if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
St Mark 11 v 25 – 26
When one think of power it won’t be in this humble attitude, it would be more like in a controlling mode with followers or fans.
However, in this senario Jesus is saying when you stand praying, forgive anyone that hurt you before you are forgiven. For me that is representing power.
In my view power is not about controlling but about being able to forgive because for me forgiveness is about the hardest thing to do on earth.
Just imagine for no known reason the person you love and trust hurt you so badly that you would never communicate with him/her for the rest of your life and you are told to forgive. How easy is that?
This could never be done without power and that power has to come from the Holy spirit or Jesus Christ. We have to recognise that the person who hurt us is no worst than we ourselves because we are all sinners and cannot condemn anyone regardless of how much we are hurt.
The logic is, even though we think we have not done anything to hurt anyone, in reality we are doing things that are upsetting each other without our concious knowledge, hence Jesus’s command to forgive.
Also forgiving releases us from being bound by hatred and we can live a peaceful life filled with love. In so doing we would avoid wars, we would enjoy the company of each other without mistrust, we would not need that much laws to control our nations, above all we would be contented and won’t want to accumulate more material stuff than we need. The result would be that billionaires would not exist and the resources on earth would be sufficient for all to enjoy without the extreme poverty that exists currently.
Therefore, in my opinion the power to forgive exceeds any other power on earth. Jesus is the only way to obtain such power, through Him you are powerful and would live above the world’s standard.
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