Does anyone deserve to be let off the hook of a wrong done? After ruining the lives of others, what right does someone have to ask for mercy?
If God really does forgive such people—will we ever be able to forgive him? Or if God hasn’t done anything wrong— what are we missing?
Maybe Jesus knew something we don’t yet understand when he said from his cross, “Father forgive them, they don’t know what they are doing.” Maybe he also knew what only our Father knows— about a forgiveness (lovingly conditional and unconditional) that uses time and eternity—to right the wrongs of the ages— and make all things new again.
Note– My original wording of this post ended with reference to “a love that uses time and eternity—to right the wrongs of the ages…” A short time later, I changed the wording to refer to “a forgiveness (lovingly conditional and unconditional) that uses time and eternity…” I made the change to acknowledge that, as Jesus says in Luke 17:1-4, there is a kind of forgiveness that lovingly requires/and responds to a change of heart.