New perspectives: what does “forgiveness” mean to you?

by Chara Daum

"And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses." (Mark 11:25)

"Being able to be maintained by the Lord in the good of love and the truths of faith and to be withheld from evils and falsities constitutes the forgiveness of sins; and at the same time keeping well away from evil and falsity and detesting them constitutes repentance. But all this is so only with those who have received new life from the Lord through regeneration, for those things belong to the new life." (Emanuel Swedenborg, Secrets of Heaven 9448)

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Daily Inspiration

"Let anyone who wishes to be happy for evermore know and believe that they are going to be alive after death; ...[and] that the Word is the one and only teacher of how a person should live in the world in order to be happy for evermore."

Arcana Coelestia 8939:3