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Forgiving in the Throes of Racism 2: Identifiable Forgiveness

Posted by Larry Colbert at

Part 1 of this series [“Releasing the Power of Jesus Christ”] discussed how we can forgive, even in the throes of racism by the love of Christ and that we can know we have forgiven by identifiable, recognizable and quantifiable indications. When I identify something, I determine what it is, i.e., reality not a perception of reality. I identify, therefore, that my forgiving in the throes of racism is an intentional release of the love of Christ in me to someone who has hurt me. “Because love is the engine of faith, when I release love, I activate faith. And faith...

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Forgiving in the Throes of Racism 3: Recognizable Forgiveness

Posted by Larry Colbert at

We can forgive, even in the throes of racism, when the pain is at its most heated state and when we may be bruised and beaten and shattered, crumpled on the canvas of defeat. And we can know we have forgiven by identifiable, recognizable and quantifiable indicators.   Part 1 of this series [“Releasing the Power of Jesus Christ”]  revealed that when I forgive in the throes of racism, I release great power through the love of Jesus Christ in me to set men free and I position myself in the path of God’s goodness and mercy. “Our love through...

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Forgiving in the Throes of Racism 1: “Releasing the Power of Jesus Christ”

Posted by Larry Colbert at

         When I forgive in the throes of racism, I release great power through the love of Jesus Christ in me to set men free and position myself in the path of God’s goodness and mercy.      Forgiving in the throes of racism, forgiving the person who has discriminated against me solely because I’m American African and forgiving the person who might discriminate against me again, demands every ounce of strength I have. “. . . my forgiving in the throes of racism, in this shattered place of pain, saps all of me, but it also,...

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