Let’s work together for restoration.

(Listen to my song “Salvation” by clicking HERE)


Luke 17:4

“If someone wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, ‘I am sorry,’ you should forgive him.”


For Jesus…forgiveness was clearly imperative.

When we don’t forgive…we block the free flow of God’s unconditional Love.

Forgiveness is the key that opens the door to the Kingdom of God.

It happens now.

When we forgive…we not only free the person who wronged us but we free ourselves as well.

As followers of Jesus…we don’t just blindly forgive and roll-over in the face of injustice. We are called to stand up to wrongdoing and to work for justice…but to do so while maintaining a forgiving heart.

This can only happen by way of a transformed mind and way of thinking.

How does this happen?

Follow Jesus! Read his words. Model his behavior.

Practice contemplative prayer.

Let go of your ego’s need to be right.

Remember that while justice is important…it’s equally important to maintain and restore relationships.

The truth is…we are already one (Body of Christ). The delusion is that we aren’t!

God loves everyone and we are called to live in such a way that everyone knows it.

How else will God’s kingdom come and will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10)?


Listen to the song of the day “Salvation” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at BillTonnisMusic.com by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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