Who is like You, God, tolerating iniquity and forgiving transgression … ?” 

 Micha 7:18

Whose iniquities does God tolerate? A person who forgives the transgressions of another.

Rosh Hashanah 17a

In Judaism, forgiveness in central and both the offended and the offender have to seek it. So just as we see Joseph (having no offense to his brothers, generously forgave them all. Without their assent but as a result of forgiveness, came back into relationship with him), why should we see Jesus any differently, as if his forgiveness has anything to do with our permission or acceptance.

The whole world has begun a process of reconciliation that, through a Christian perspective, began with creation and ended with Christ; it is finished.

Just a thought.

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