The Humanizing Power of Forgiveness

The Humanizing Power of Forgiveness

July 12, 2022
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Passage: John 8:2-11
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The forgiveness Jesus offers de-escalates the need for revenge, for retribution, for punishment. Jesus reverses the power dynamic in this story by pointing out the mob’s own need for forgiveness, revealing their hypocrisy in demanding punishment of the woman in the story. As such, forgiveness humanizes us, makes us real to one another in a powerful way.