2 Corinthians 2:5-11
If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely. The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
Reflection. There are times when Scripture speaks directly to our hearts. We don't know what has caused the pain and hurt at Corinth, but we do know the cure. St Paul pretty well shouts that the cure is to forgive. And more, then console the offender. This is love. Paul says that forgiveness even defeats the wiles of Satan. Satan wants to live lives wherein we hold grudges, are divided and continue hurting one another. Paul says, 'no.' It is Christlike to forgive.
Prayer. Lord Jesus, help me to forgive...and help folk to forgive me! Amen.