For today's collective worship linked to 'forgiveness' we are going to look at a story from the bible.
Because we part of God's family, we are forgiven and welcome no matter what. In this story, a man's son asks for his inheritance then leaves home and squanders it all away. Because of his poor choices, he's left in great need. When he realises his mistake, he humbles himself and goes back to his father. He plans to beg that his father will take him back as a servant. Instead, his father welcomes his son home.
No matter what we do, He loves us and forgives us. This is not a free pass to do whatever we want but should instead be a great motivation to do what’s right in every situation. When we do make bad choices we are still part of God’s family. When we realise our mistakes and ask for forgiveness, He is always ready to love us and welcome us home.