I Must Work Even Harder on Myself

Still just as applicable this week as it was last. The Lord’s conforming process is never easy…

Much love.


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Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). He is the award winning author of two books and a DVD curriculum, and his new book 86%: Groundbreaking Research on the LGBT Community and Religion, will release November 2015. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Constructive Theology and Ethics. His research focuses on the theology and praxis of social reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • Geoff G.

    Something to remember about forgiveness (as I see it in any case):

    Unsolicited forgiveness can very easily appear to be an aggressive thing. Because if I tell someone who hasn’t asked for it that I forgive them nevertheless, it implies that they are in the wrong, that they have done something that I, magnanimously of course(!), can forgive.

    Does that mean that I cannot forgive those that I see as having wronged me? No, of course not. But it’s an internal process first and foremost. I may forgive them in pectore so that my own future actions won’t be colored by my resentment.

    My rule of thumb on forgiveness: it’s almost always better to remain silent and let my deeds speak for themselves. Let my future actions, not my present words, reveal my forgiveness and desire for reconciliation.