Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.
(Luke 7v43 NIV)
Simon replied correctly, 10 out of 10.
If your answer would be the same, what are you going to do about it?
Walk away and forget or make some changes in the way you love and forgive others?
That is the true measure of how much you believe you have been forgiven. How you treat others, especially those who have let you down, disappointed you or hurt you. We have all been hurt and let down, some more than others.
We often let God down.
But that doesn’t seem to matter as much.
Practice the art of being permanently thankful.
It does need practice.
Fast from negativity (even about the weather).
Listen to how you talk about people.
How grateful are you to Jesus for what He did?
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you what He has done for you.
It is easy to become very familiar and very religious.
Familiarity can dull our thinking and attitude.
Even what He did on the cross can seem to lose significance.
For most of us the busyness of church life can take precedent over a deep love for Him.
Routine sets in.
So take time to reflect on what He has done for you.
Write down a list of what He has forgiven you for if that helps.
But best of all just spend time thanking Him for whatever, everything, anything.
Both today and in the past.
You are a grateful person.