2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

(904) 387-2554

parishoffice@spsjax.org

2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

(904) 387-2554

Email: parishoffice@spsjax.org

God is a forgiving God

God is a forgiving God. Gods love for us is unconditional and the very foundation upon which we
are forgiven. No matter what we have done or how long we have been away, God is going to welcome
us back with loving, open arms. As we feel sorry for our sins and acknowledge our sinfulness,
we return to God time and time again. In doing so, we are making a decision to allow a radical change
in us.

Gods forgiveness and love for us are not just for us to receive a warm, fuzzy feeling and a clean
slate. God invites us to be transformed by being forgiven. God, then, gives us a task: not just to
avoid evil, but to work to overcome evil by doing good.

Excerpted from “Forgiveness, Transformation, and Mercy by Becky Eldredge