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There is no judgment. I can’t forgive them for what they did. But with Jesus, there is no condemnation. Like, I don’t know what you’re carrying around. Revenge is like part of our world, isn’t it?
Maybe the real point of forgiveness isn’t other people.
LUGGAGE – Rob Bell – NOOMA with English subtitles (closed captions) and transcript
There is this proverb in the Bible that says: May you set someone free and find out that it was you. It’s like we could speculate why all this happens, and why people do these kinds of things, and we could try to figure it out forever, but I think what we want, what we want is to be free from this, don’t we?
And after a while, these bags get heavy, don’t they? And may you do it today, because you might not have the chance tomorrow.
It’s ’cause, like, revenge Maybe it’s a phone call or an e-mail, or some sort of face-to-face conversation, or maybe there is just that moment, like, where deep in, like, the very luggags of your being, you just say, “I’m not gonna carry that around for one more day.
God created you to be free, like, free from bitterness, free from rage, and anger, and revenge. I mean, maybe you have to do something. It’s because revenge doesn’t work, does it? He’d be driving down the road, and somebody would, like, cut him off or do something in traffic that got him mad, so he’d pull ahead of them, and then he’d pull in front of them, and he’d take the golf balls out of the glove compartment, and he’d, like, lufgage them out of his sunroof hoping that they would, like, dent the car that had cut him off.
Like completely crazy things ’cause we were just so bent on revenge and evening the score, and revenge doesn’t satisfy, does it?
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English French German Portuguese Spanish. But what about those people, like the kind that are gonna hurt us again and again, and we may forgive them, but they’ll just keep hurting noomaa.
And we’re all laughing, but we’ve all done things like this, haven’t we? They’re big, and serious, and deep wounds. It’s like you can’t shake it and can’t leave it behind, so then eventually what happens is revenge becomes our only nnooma, and we aren’t free. It’s like the cross is God’s way of saying: He says he used to have, like, golf balls in the glove compartment of his car.
Or maybe, like, just a business partner who took the money and ran, or a relative who abused you or a friend who, like, turned on you, and it’s like you try ouggage think about it, but then if you’re like me, then you end up thinking about it more than ever, and it’s like you want to put this stuff behind us.
And so with some people, we might need to set up boundaries with them. It’s like when I forgive them, and I let them off the hook, I’m really letting myself off the hook. I mean, forgiving is an action. But think about revenge. It’s like you think you’re over it, you think you’re okay, you think it’s in the past and then you either run into the person or you run into something that reminds you of them and what they did to you, and then it all comes back like worse than ever, and it’s like you thought you were over it, but now you’re more into it than ever, and the wound is, like, re-opened, and it hurts more than ever, and then it becomes a day or a week or 10 years later, and now it’s become like luggabe part of you.
This person wronged me, and I can’t turn it over to You, because I don’t know what You’re gonna do here.
If liggage hitting you, or you’re being abused, you need to get out, and you need to get out now, because some people, toxic dangerous people, they may need to live with the consequences of what they’ve done. So when I forgive somebody, I am giving them what God has given to me. I mean, I don’t want what lkggage else did to me to determine what my life is gonna be like, do you?
So even when it comes to doing the right thing, like in this case, forgiveness, there is this paranoia that if they step out of line at all, God’s, like, waiting there to squash them. And my one friend starts telling this story.
May you give to others what’s been given to you. We want to be alive and healthy, and whole. And so to forgive is to let it go, is to set them free, is to give up on the desire for revenge, but, ultimately, to really forgive somebody, I have to actually wish them well. Let God take care of it.
Or have you ever had this happen? If I’m still carrying all that stuff around, it’s a miserable way to live. So, like any runny nose or any freak accident, anything bad that happens, people assume it’s God punishing them ’cause they weren’t doing noima right thing at that time or that everything is some sort of judgment or punishment. Some people, we may not even be able to be around them. Free from feeling like you’re the judge of the world. I can control the situation. What they did to me is so horrible, I will never forgive them.