As parents we hear that all the time, right? Within minutes they’re speaking again. What about us? Are we modeling true forgiveness outlined in Scripture? I know a few people – adults – who aren’t speaking to siblings, other relatives, or former close friends because they can’t or won’t forgive. What kind of example are we to our kids and grandkids? I’ve typically been able to forgive pretty quickly, but one situation I had in 2015 left me bitter. I wasn’t Christlike. And it was a situation that God used to move me (an unwilling me) to another place. Matthew 6 tells us if we forgive, God will forgive. But if we don’t, He won’t. Let’s be quick to forgive, an example for our kids to follow.

Suggested Reading: Matthew 6:14-15, Ephesians 4:31-32