Forgiveness is difficult. For many people, it is tempting to hold onto grudges and anger they have towards others. However, Jesus tells us to do something different. In fact, he shows us. Jeff Cavins explains what Scripture tells us about forgiving others and why it is so important for us to be people who forgive.
Snippet from the Show
Jesus didn’t wait for us to change or become perfect before he died for us.
Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
What was a Jubilee?
Every 50 years, Jubilee was proclaimed. Slaves were returned to their families, and land was returned. Liberty should be proclaimed throughout the land.
- Luke 4:18–19 Jesus proclaims the Great Jubilee in the synagogue.
1 Peter 1:18-19
“You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.”
A Parable about Forgiveness
- Mattew 18:21-35
- Vs. 21 How many times should I forgive? Up to seven times? 7 x 70
- Talent = 15 years wages = 150,000 years.
- Denarius = a days wage
The Catholicism Answer Book
“Forgiveness is to pardon someone who offended, hurt, or attacked us. It implies there is guilt in the offender, regardless of whether or not there is repentance, sorrow, or contrition. We can forgive those who have not even asked for our forgiveness. We are asked to forgive our enemies, to love them, and to pray for them.”
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Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.
Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives.