Bear graciously with one another, willingly forgiving each other if one has a cause for complaint against another; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so should you forgive.
- Colossians 3:13
It is tempting to turn the news off right now...if you aren't mad you are feeling helpless.
The issues are real, complex and layered.
The issues may be complicated, but God's answers are not; As the Lord has forgiven you so should you forgive (Col 3)!
If I forgave others as God forgave me, it would be without condition and without judgement.
Being gracious may be as simple as not speaking anger when others are.
Today: God, thank you for loving and forgiving me based on how much I need it and not if I deserve it.
Forgive me if I hold others to any other standard!
Keep focused habitually on the things above [heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which are fleeting]. (Colossians 3:2)