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Some people, we may not even be nokma to be around them. So even when it comes to doing the right thing, like in this case, forgiveness, there is this paranoia that if they step out of line at all, God’s, like, waiting there to squash them. But maybe it was somebody that you really loved, or that you still love, and they left you.

LUGGAGE – Rob Bell – NOOMA with English subtitles (closed captions) and transcript

But think about revenge. But this isn’t the kind of picture that Jesus paints of God. It’s, like, right at the heart of His message is this simple claim that God has forgiven us lkggage all of our luggsge, doesn’t hold any of our past against us.

He says he used to have, like, golf balls in the glove compartment of his car. Free from feeling like you’re the judge of the world. And this other friend of mine, she was telling me that she doesn’t really have the luggahe kind of beliefs as her family, and every time she goes to a family reunion, she said they booma just turn on her, and they just get mean and angry, and she It’s like you think you’re over it, you think you’re okay, you think lyggage in the past and then you either run into the person or you run into something that reminds you of them and what they did to you, and then it all comes back like worse than ever, and it’s like you thought you were over it, but now you’re more into it than ever, and the wound is, like, re-opened, and it hurts more than ever, and then it becomes a day or a week or 10 years later, and now it’s become like a part of you.


I mean, we’ve all wronged someone. It’s like God luggge right there. And after a while, these bags get heavy, don’t they? What they did to me is so horrible, I puggage never forgive them. It’s like when I forgive them, and I let them off the hook, I’m really letting myself off the hook. If he’s hitting you, or you’re being abused, you need to get out, and you need to get out now, because some people, toxic dangerous people, they noima need to live with the consequences of what they’ve done.

May you give to others what’s been given to ouggage. I think noima is why freedom is so central to Jesus’ teachings. But sometimes forgiving is remembering, and some people are gonna keep returning to their vomit, and we don’t have to be there when they do.

Or maybe, like, just a business partner who took the money and ran, or a relative who abused you or a friend who, like, turned on you, and lufgage like you try not think about it, but then if you’re like me, then you end up thinking about it more than ever, and it’s like you want to put this stuff behind us.

I can control the situation. It’s like the cross is God’s way of saying: And may you do it today, because you might not have the chance tomorrow. Jesus gives us these pictures of a God who is, like, full of love and grace and mercy and forgiveness, who, like, keeps pursuing us and who keeps insisting that His way is the best possible way to live. I mean, have you really ever gotten revenge and then felt good about yourself?

Because when I forgive somebody, and I set them free, lugfage like I’m really setting myself free. I mean, I don’t know what you’re carrying around, or how long you’ve been carrying it around, but as we journey through life, we get hurt, and we get wounded, and we end up carrying these debts that people owe us.

There is no list of wrongs. It just gets ugly really fast, and she leaves in tears every time.

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And my one friend starts telling this story. We want to be alive and healthy, and whole. And they can end up making the journey exhausting.


It’s like we carry them with us everywhere we go. But what about those people, like the kind that are gonna hurt us again and again, and we may forgive them, but they’ll just keep hurting us.

I actually think I can do Your job better than You can. Maybe the real point of forgiveness isn’t other people.

So whatever was done to you, whatever wrong was done to any of us, God saw it. Revenge is like part of our world, isn’t it?

I mean, I don’t want what somebody else did to me to determine what my life is gonna be like, do you? I mean, maybe you have to do something.

And this guy, he’s, like, still wearing his wedding ring, and he’s got kind of the hopeful, you know, “Hey, we’re gonna make it through this” kind of feeling. There is no judgment. It’s like we could speculate why all this happens, and why people do these kinds of things, and we could try to figure it out forever, but I think what puggage want, what we want is to be free from this, don’t we?

I mean, we talk like this all the time. It’s like you can’t shake it and can’t leave it behind, so then eventually what happens is revenge becomes our only hope, and we aren’t free. There is this proverb luhgage the Bible that says: In this Book of Romans, Chapter 12, the writer says: Maybe it’s a phone call or an e-mail, or some sort of face-to-face conversation, or maybe there is just that moment, like, where deep in, like, the very fiber of your being, you just say, “I’m not gonna carry that around for one more day.

Like, I don’t know what you’re carrying around. I don’t know how painful it is, or how heavy it is, or how long you’ve been carrying it around, but my question, or I think our question, is always: