Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the ultimate and living example of the word:''Forgiveness'' he lived
a life of love among all men and demonstrated his love for all mankind when he died on the cross two thousand
years ago.When Jesus was dying on the cross in his pains and agony he said:''Father forgive them,for they
do not know what they do'' Luke 23:34
Here we read the words of Jesus before he died on the cross he forgive his enemies who was crucifying
him.He was and is the supreme example of 'Forgiveness' to humanity.His philosophy of love and forgiveness
transcended every creed,race,religion and culture.The great Mahatma Gandhi copied his doctrine of 'ahimsa'
non violence from Our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.Even the living example of non-violence Nelson Mandela and
civil rights leader Martin Luther King took their examples of love and forgiveness from Jesus and Gandhi.
Gandhi said,''an eye for an eye gives the whole world a blind eye'' his profound statement still lives on today
in this world of war,ignorance,terrorism and madness.
Jesus himself taught us about forgiveness from the Lord's prayer he said,''and forgive us our debts, as we forgive
our debtors.''Jesus goes on to teach his contemporaries by saying,'' For if you forgive men their trespasses,your
Heavenly Father will also forgive you.''Here he is telling us to forgive our enemies only then we can receive forgiveness
from our Heavenly Father.In Matthew 6:15 he said,'' But if you do not forgive men their trespasses,neither will your
Father forgive your trespasses.'' These profound truths spoken by Jesus will liberate our hearts from hate,greed and war so that we will love our neighbours as ourselves and live in a better world devoid of wars and hatred for each
other.Jesus even goes on to demonstrate to his disciples about forgiving their brothers 490 times,that's a very hard
road to walk upon.He who learns to love will reach into the Kingdom of God.Saint Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 13
''Love never fails,and now abide faith,hope,love,these three;but the greatest of these is love'' only when we can experience salvation in Christ we will be able to love and forgive like Jesus did.What we need in this world is the love
of God to forgive man's wrong as we travel the long road from mortality into immortality.
Causes Gideon Cecil Supports
The Poor and needy in my community also in my church where I am the Pastor.
I help teaching single parents kids to improve in literacy