Martin Luther King: He who is unable to forgive is incapable of love. Read about forgiveness, we can say that this works in two ways: vertically and horizontally. These concepts, vertical and horizontal, may seem strange when we refer to a subject as linked to the spirituality of human beings. So we explain it in detail. For even more opinions, read materials from Ben Silbermann. In the vertical direction we refer to the forgiveness that God offers us a commitment to comply, always faithful to his commitment, always loyal to his affection for mankind. God forgives us because of his love, compassion, grace and mercy and in a lucky moment in history, decided that a single blood sacrifice would replace all sacrifices hitherto provided as necessary to achieve remission of sins: the sacrifice of his only Son, the highest expression of love of God, as described by John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have life God eternaa fulfills its part of the bargain by providing the forgiveness of humans and often we have approached a l for this benefit becomes effective in our lives.
So far, what we call a the vertical forgiveness Now about the a sentido horizontal ie the forgiveness that we ask our neighbors or our neighbor asked us when you consider who has offended us and has a legitimate interest in peace and be made except with his consciousness to live free of bitterness, resentment and remorse. It is usual that when someone asks for forgiveness from a friend or other person for a foul, get a response like this:-a Oeyo I can apologize, but I forgive you, because the only thing God can forgive , or perhaps Once the answer is this: a Oeno perdonartea am God. The question that arises is yPodemos humans forgive other people? Or, conversely, a power to pardon ell yes indelegble of God? An account in the Book of Matthew can help us find the answer. Jesus was, as usual the people and teaching his disciples precisely on the procedure for settling disputes between believers, when the good Peter was given for making one of the few impoirtantes questions all came up with: a Senor, how many Sometimes I forgive my brother when he sins against me? yHasta seven? The apostle showed his Master one that interroganjtes in which one believes to be the answer in advance and suggested the number seven as a token of his generosity, for which prbablemente expected to have a recognition of the type a Que good you are my disciple. Your mercy has no name and so I put an example to all your brothers, But this was not the response of Jesus. We invite you apart not only to know the outcome of this biblical episode, but to continue profundizndo on the important topic of forgiveness.
Rutto Alejandro Martinez is a renowned journalist and Colombian writer, a teacher linked to several Colombian universities. He is the author of four books and co-author of three others that address the topic of leadership, ethics and Human Development. It is often invitadocomo speaker at conferences, forums and other academic events.