insights from a daughter of the King, teacher, farmer's wife, and Mommy

1.25.2013

forgive again?

forgiveness is hard
it makes you dig down deep and fight your selfish self
it boils the evil out and lets the good in us live

forgiveness means there has been a wrong
a burden
a splotch on your canvas
and often when you look around that's you all you see
the dirty spot against you

and forgiveness would mean that you still care about this brother or sister
and forgiveness might mean they would hurt you again...

and I've heard it said
"but I can only forgive so many times...." or "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on you"

but what does Jesus say.....

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times."


forgive again and again and again .....even if its the 8th time or 75th time



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5 comments:

  1. "it boils the evil out and lets the good in us live"

    What a fantastic thought! Well said, Kerrie!

    Blessings! Stopping by from FMF.

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  2. Always a good reminder. on this task that is so easy and hard.

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  3. Boiling out evil. Girl, you nailed it.

    This post gets me. Why? Because me? Well, Amy Sullivan is a grudge holder. Yes indeedy. I've gotten better, but it's still an issue.

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  4. Great poem! So true, "...it makes you dig down deep and fight your selfish self
    it boils the evil out and lets the good in us live..." Cheers. Click here to check out my 5 Minute Friday

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