Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Will to Forgive

I am reading a novel called Levi's Will. Spanning over 40 years, this book tells the story of Will, a teenage boy who runs away from his Amish home. It is fascinating and well-written.

I quote a Catholic priest in the book who was helping Will through a crisis of faith and of life.

"God is love. Love is proof of God and forgiveness is proof of love."

Think on that.


Chatty Kelly said...

I think that catholic priest is quoting the bible!

1 John 4:7-12
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

1 John 4:16
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.

God is indeed love - and we love because he first loved us!

Uncommon Blonde said...

Can I borrow it when you're done?

Fuschia said...

Great thought to meditate on today!
I've been gone, so how goes the marriage seminar thing? Hubby and I have been invited to do one in February...maybe we could compare notes?