Monday, December 11, 2006

Monday of the Second Week of Advent

Advent Prayer

Lord, fill our hearts with your love, and as you revealed to us by an angel the coming of your Son as man, so lead us through his suffering and death to the glory of his resurrection, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them in reply, "What are you thinking in your hearts?"
Luke 5:22

For us forgiving is far easier than it is to bring healing to a lame person so they can walk. But for God nothing is impossible. He forgives us so much and he brings healing in ways we do not always understand.

As Jesus said which is easier, and for some even forgiving is hard to do as well as trying to make a person rise and walk. How often we try to help others walk in faith but find they are unable to. How many times have we tried to help others out only to see them continue along the path of destruction.

Yet for us it is far easier to forgive them. With Jesus it is possible to rise up and walk, because once we know of him we do rise and get up and walk the path of faith. We travel along with him on his journey following his steps.

So which is truly easier forgiving or rising up and walking? Can we forgive as easily as Jesus? Can we rise up and walk in faith as Jesus asks? Can any answer these questions honestly?

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