What are some characteristics of forgiveness and grace?
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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.
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