Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Sunday 07 August |
Saint of the Day: Pope Saint Sixtus II
Aleteia logo
Spirituality
separateurCreated with Sketch.

Jesus’ most powerful words on forgiveness

CHRIST,CROSS,CRUCIFIXION

CC0

Philip Kosloski - published on 03/13/18

He practiced what he preached.

One of Jesus’ most enduring teachings was his instruction on forgiveness. And not only did he preach forgiveness, Jesus took it a step further by displaying supernatural forgiveness for his enemies while he was hanging on the cross.

It is a difficult teaching to abide by, but it is essential to the Christian life. Forgiveness is one of the hallmarks of Christianity and is something that was extremely foreign to the ancient world of vengeance and retribution. This was part of the “Good News” of the gospel that attracted so many people to the faith.

As we examine our lives, let us look to Jesus’ words on forgiveness for inspiration, responding to his call to go above and beyond our natural inclinations to show God’s love for all humanity.

Below is a slideshow that showcases some of Jesus’ most powerful words on forgiveness.

Tags:
BibleJesus
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

jour1_V2.gif
Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries


Top 10
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.