It’s a stretch

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Eph. 4:31-32

When we don’t think we have it in us, when the offense seems far too big, the relationship far too tangled up, Christ’s grace, His compassion, His redemptive Spirit is available to us to bring His reconciling power to our relationships. How does it look to forgive the way Christ forgives?

Lord, as a recipient of Your grace, help me to extend that same grace to others, even when it’s a stretch.