This short but beautiful book is about forgiveness and reconciliation. It is also about change, deep spiritual change. Philemon offers a beautiful analogy of what it means to come to Christ, to be set free from the slavery of sin and made alive to God.
2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us that if anyone comes to Christ, the old is passed away and all things become new. Christ paid a debt that we could not pay on our own. He gave His life for each one of us that we might have new life in Him.
Receiving the forgiveness of God in our own lives causes us to transform our own hearts in such a way that we will love others and forgive them as well. It is beautiful to know that the love of Christ has no boundaries and that all might receive His love.