Perhaps Jesus can still forgive him at such a point.
I find it difficult. Living one’s life with fantasies of power, promoting all the lies of Communism, seeking to destroy peoples’ freedoms, their livelihoods, and even seeking to destroy the Church. It’s hard to forgive all that.
I've been betrayed by family and even decades later I cannot forgive. I know it weighs heavy on my heart but I simply cannot take that step especially considering they have never expressed any remorse for their actions.
“Perhaps Jesus can still forgive him at such a point.”
The thief on the cross comes to mind!
“Its hard to forgive all that”.
No doubt, for our fallen nature, but Christ is infinite and his mercy with Him, and this man had to cry out for it, or he never would have gotten it.
Its hard to forgive all that.
Not to be a party pooper, but look at the plank in your own eye and ask if it’s hard to forgive all that. Believe me, I know my plank in my eye is horribly bigger than I want it to be but I trust that Christ has made the promise that if we trust in His Holy Sacrifice, He will forgive all that. If He can save the most outwardly obvious sinner, he can save us too...It’s not an exclusive “be a sort of good person/sort of sinner and be saved” thing. Remember, just ONE offense to God is enough to condemn us...I guess I’m just sayin how thankful I am for what a Merciful God we have, far beyond anything any of us can really fathom...
Happy T-day to you and yours!!