Righteous Who Forgives
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It has been observed that many would far rather talk about someone else’s faults than their own. With this or a similar matter in mind, the Savior admonished at the Seventh of Matthew’s Gospel that a man should consider the beam of his own mistakes before regarding the mote of another man’s shortcomings. If, after having done so, a person believes another has wronged him, the Lord instructs at the Eighteenth of Matthew that the matter be discussed between the two parties involved. If repentance rectifies the issue, the Savior said, “Thou has gained thy brother.” Thus, the Fifth of James instructs that one confess such faults to another and that prayer be offered for the spiritual healing that is being sought. Because James added that the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availed much, it should be considered that he has retained his righteousness who has apologized for his mistakes, and his is righteous who forgives.
Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater