Because it goes against human nature, forgiveness must be taught and practiced, as one would practice any difficult craft. ‘Forgiveness is not just an occasional act: it is a permanent attitude,’ said Martin Luther King Jr. What greater gift could Christians give to the world than the forming of a culture that upholds grace and forgiveness?
The divine Instructor has taken us under his wing and he is putting us through our exercises so that hands which hang down can be lifted up, and feet are straightened out, and a lame man is helped to walk. The Instructor is saying such things as, now “Keep moving, don’t let yourself get stiff, keep the joints moving, keep them as supple as you can.
Prayer itself is an art which only the Holy Spirit can teach us. He is the giver of all prayer. Pray for prayer- pray till you can pray.