“You Are Loved”

Today my daily calendar says "If we really comprehended the measure of the grace of God toward us, surely it would be easy for us to forgive others for the relatively small sins they have committed against us." (taken from "The Lord’s Prayer" audio cassette by EE)
 
The verse referenced is from Matthew 18:21-22
 
"Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?’ …’I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.’"
 
 
I have often heard people say and I believe I, myself, have said it on numerous occasions, "I can’t forgive myself".  Why is it easier to forgive others and not ourselves?  No where in scripture does Jesus call us to forgive ourselves…He calls us to forgive others and to accept His forgiveness. 
 
If we truly forgive those who trespass against us and accept God’s forgiveness for our trespasses then there is no need to turn the focus on ourselves.  We are to
 
"Set our minds on things above, not on things of earth." Colossian 3:2
 
Amazing how that works!

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