Church of Christ Congregational (UCC), Norfolk, CT

“Jesus says, “If you forgive someone’s sins, they are gone for good.” Alternatively, if you don’t forgive someone’s sins, “what are you going to do with them?” What’s the point of keeping them? Why? Why bother keep them? In the pew Bibles (NRSV) it gives a different layer of meaning to this, “If you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” That’s all it says. If you hang on, white knuckles getting whiter, if you hold on, they are just held on, and you carry them around. That’s how that plays out.”

Read the Scripture (from “The Message”)

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