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“Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either. Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.”
– Luke 6:29-31
Wipe every slate clean. Clear every account. Nobody owes you anything and what is done can’t be undone. Let it free and free yourself.
I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for Adam Sandler movies and especially 50 First Dates! No question it gets to me every time. In it, Adam Sandler’s character, Henry Roth, is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful, forgetful Lucy (Drew Barrymore). They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day. It turns out, she forgets him everyday.
Think about how great it would be if our real lives could work more like this? Every day isn’t a great day. Some are great. Some are horrible. But every morning she has no recollection of his sins, errors and omissions. Every morning he must work to win her affections.
Many talk about relationship skills. I still say the #1 skill we all need is to learn how to forgive quickly, completely and often. It’s the only thing we’re all going to have to do every single day if we hope to have a happy and healthy relationship (and life).
That’s the beautiful message of 50 First Dates. I’m convinced that the best relationships leave a lot of the bad of yesterday into today but carry forward most of the good. Let’s remember the truth of the Word here: when you’ve messed up, you expect people to let it go. Do the same for them.
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