One of the most important aspects of the recovery process is that of forgiveness. When we accept God’s gift of forgiveness, we open ourselves up to a life based on grace and freedom. We know that God has forgiven us for everything we have done. There is no need for further atonement. God’s forgiveness is complete.
There’s nothing we can do to make God forgive us any more than He already has. No amount of works would ever be able to measure up to the price He paid for all of our sins. No sacrifice we can make will ever be able to come close to the sacrifice Jesus did for us on the cross. The price we would need to pay for God’s forgiveness is beyond what we are capable of affording on our own.
When God forgives us, we become free to do His will, and we are free to serve others. There is no penance, no obligation, and no conditions set for God’s forgiveness. As Believers, the only thing we need to do is ask for His forgiveness. Our recovery meetings are the gathering places for the forgiven. Love flows from our recovery meetings because of the forgiveness that is given to us by God.
Written by Jackell.