Forgiveness, An Aspect Of Charity

Christian forgiveness is an aspect of charity. The grace to forgive is linked with the grace to be forgiven, even as we can see in the Lord’s Prayer. Grace is a participation in the divine nature; so only God can give grace to man to enable him exercise forgiveness.

Frank Sheeds (1979) believes that God forgives and charity is the “Love of all that God loves, love of every reflection of God it finds in nature … This is true love, since it means loving things or persons not for what we can get out of them, but for what God has put in them”.

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