The Bible describes forgiveness in no less than seventy-five different ways. In this personal letter from Paul to Philemon, we see the topic of forgiveness illustrated through a messy real-life relationship between two men that had gone sour due to one wronging the other. Philemon is a small letter with a big message for us today if we are to have lasting relationships with others. To have relationships that go the distance, we have to be able to forgive and know how to ask for forgiveness. Paul's letter provides guidance for both instances and points us to the One who made forgiveness possible.