Anabaptist Essentials #4 – Forgiveness is Essential for Community

An important Anabaptist ideal is living with an attitude of forgiveness to each other (Horizontal Forgiveness). We believe we can do this through the power of God’s forgiveness to us (Vertical Forgiveness). But, this ideal becomes a difficult task that leaves many of us with questions. How do we forgive? What do we do in situations of abuse and violence?  in light of heinous acts by people with power, how do we respond? The sermon offers some teaching on forgiveness, some cautions, and words of hope in a good, good God who is a God of justice. Blessed be the name of the Lord Almighty!