Homework Help

What are some characteristics of forgiveness and grace?  

user profile pic

shaunda8911 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 2, 2013 at 12:59 PM via web

dislike 1 like

What are some characteristics of forgiveness and grace?

 

1 Answer | Add Yours

user profile pic

readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 3, 2013 at 4:56 AM (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

This is a good question. Let me start with grace. A good definition of grace is unmerited favor or undeserved favor. It is also one of the foundational words and concepts of Christianity. It is the favor that God gives to his people even though they do not deserve it. 

Forgiveness, in light of the above discussion, can be seen as an outflow of grace. In other words, to forgive someone is to acknowledge that a wrong has been committed, but you do not hold that against a person. 

In light of these points, here are some characteristics of grace and forgiveness: patience, kindness, mercy, and most of love. 1 Corinthians 13 in the New Testament is a great chapter to see of these characteristics. 

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes