In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught us that we can only forgive others when we have truly experienced the awe inspiring forgiveness of the cross of Christ. The truth of the matter is that I don’t deserve forgiveness any more than that gunman. When I realize that I am as deserving of death as that killer, then I have a whole new perspective on forgiveness. If I am unwilling to forgive those who hurt me or the ones I love, how can I expect God to forgive me? The pain I have caused God through my own sin is infinitely greater than the pain that anyone has or ever will cause me. If God by his grace can forgive me, should I not forgive those who hurt me? Has someone hurt you? Would you be willing to forgive them today? Would you be willing to let the gospel shine through your life today? Call that person, talk about your hurt and FORGIVE them. Don’t forgive them so you can be good; forgive them because God is good. To God be the supreme glory in all things!