Formula for Forgiveness

Formula for Forgiveness

Sunday, July 21, 2024
| Ephesians 2:11-22

Don’t worry, there’s no math involved. Just apologize, make peace and forgive others as Christ has forgiven you.

The last Sunday in May was the middle of Memorial Day weekend in the United States. The focus was on parades, cookouts and maybe a visit to a cemetery. In Australia, it was “Sorry Day.”

Yes, Sorry Day. Officially, the “National Day of Healing.”

Australians are sorry that Aboriginal people had their children stolen from them over the course of 60 years in the 20th century. These abductions were designed to assimilate children into the mainstream white culture. A true offense against humanity.

Now, Australians want to apologize. Said one, in a news clip: “The hurt, the humiliation, the degradation, and the sheer brutality of the act of physically separating a mother from her children is a deep assault on our senses and on our most elemental humanity.”

What has been the effect of Sorry Day? According to Hidden Brain Media, a psychologist named Tyler Okimoto has studied the effects of public demonstrations of remorse in Australia. He says,...

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