Forgiveness – Day 17
The first of 7 words that Jesus spoke on the cross before He died.
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Forgiveness in the Gospels – 4
This prayer of Jesus emphasised that forgiveness for those who took Him to the cross was important, because they did not realise that it was part of God’s plan. The responsibility of the religious and political leaders was not taken away, but Jesus willingly asked His Father to forgive them. These words touched even the Gentiles – the Roman officer’s words in verse 47 speak volumes.