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Being Forgiven, How Well Do You Receive?

Being Forgiven
When our heart remains open and we are able to give and receive forgiveness well, death leaves and life comes.
Judas Iscariot, in scripture was a sent one of The Christ. But he, in my humble opinion, did not accept or receive forgiveness well.  Instead, he allowed perceived rejection and hopelessness to drive him to his death.  
Of course he was despised and rejected by those who loved and followed the Lord. But, at times, I believe we make life changing and lifetime decisions on limited information.
The apostles rejected Judas on the basis of what they saw and Judas, himself became hopeless based upon what he felt. Each of the apostles, including Judas could have chosen to remember the preaching and teachings they had witnessed in Christ’s presence.
Had they done so, Judas may not have died. I believe that because of his omnipresence, nothing gets past God. Therefore, Judas’ betrayal was inevitable.
Had he listened intently on what Christ was teaching, he may well have forgiven himself and lived.

1 Comment to Being Forgiven, How Well Do You Receive?:

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JoAnn Burgette-Scott on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:34 AM
I agree with this picture of Judas, I believe he could've asked Jesus to forgive him even after the betrayal and Jesus would've. Instead Judas went to the "religious people" and they could not help him! I enjoyed reading your blog!
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