Very timely commentary for pre-Passover reflections

Nothing from me, this time — it’s all Mr. Jonathan McNair.  His commentary today on the LCG website is perfect meat for those reflecting on themselves during these days leading up to Passover.  Here’s the first paragraph and a link to the rest:

“Patience…mercy…longsuffering… forgiveness”
By Jonathan McNair | Thursday, March 25, 2010

These are hard words.  They’re easy to say, and easy to ask for, but much harder to give – at least sometimes. I’m convinced that, much of the time, I’m just about the most easy-going person in the world.  At least, I feel like the most easy-going person I know.  But other times…

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3 thoughts on “Very timely commentary for pre-Passover reflections

  1. Norbert

    When Jonathan McNair stated, “Sometimes we feel like being good, kind and gentle. But sometimes we don’t.” I believe the times when “we don’t” can be the opportunities to actually “do”.

  2. I heard a COG minister say a few weeks ago that we should NOT forgive anyone unless they say they repent. He cited Jesus’s words in Luke 17:3-4.

    Yet in the same message, he turned to Luke 7 and noted the woman who anointed Jesus’s feet with her hair and perfume. Jesus forgave her sins in verse 48 — even though she never seemed to say a word about repenting.

    So do you have to “say the phrase” to gain forgiveness? Is some kind of action enough? Interested in your thoughts on this.

  3. Howdy, Richard! Well, it’s dangerous business to comment of sermons one has never heard, and I won’t presume to know the context. All I can really add is that the examples that have most often pricked my heart and moved me to consider the need to forgive have been the words of Christ during His suffering while His murderers are casting lots for His clothes (Luke 23:34) and the remarkable words of Stephen as his murderers are gnashing their teeth in hatred and hurling stones at him (Acts 7:59).

    I hope this helps and that you have a meaningful and fulfilling Holy Day season!

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