A secular-leaning friend recently said, “I think forgiveness is a form of power.” I’m still digesting the thought. When I think of the character of forgiveness, the words humble, compassion, grace, and obedience come to mind. The idea that forgiveness has the attribute of power has never crossed my mind. If anything, and I’m not sure why, I sense weakness in forgiveness. I suppose forgiveness might come naturally to some folks and they could experience a sense of power…then there’s the rest of us who must keep going back to Forgiveness 101. Jesus said, “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matt 6:14-15 NIV).