Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:3 (NIV)
I love being a Christian there is so much joy and love and…happiness. Not to mention eternal life and the strength and comfort we receive during the difficult times in our lives. One of the things that Christ Jesus asks us Christians to do is to forgive.
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. Matthew 18:21-22 NIV
Sandman’s brother: You are…
Sandman’s brother: You think you are so,,.
Sandman’s brother: 489
Sandman’s brother: Someday someone is going to…
Sandman’s brother: And then…
Sandman’s brother: Squirrel!!! (UP movie reference)
Both brothers stare into the bushes…nothing.
Recently I re-read the little white book titled “Keep Calm and Trust God” which spawned this week’s blog. At the end of the brief chapter titled “Forgiveness” I read this and thought I wish I could possess such Christian wisdom.
“O Lord remember not only the men and women of good will but also those of ill will. But do not remember all of the suffering they have inflicted upon us, instead remember the fruits we have borne because of this suffering – our fellowship, our loyalty to one another, our humility, our courage, our generosity, the greatness of heart that has grown from this trouble. When our persecutors come to be judged by you, let all these fruits that we have borne be their forgiveness.”
(Found in the clothing of a dead child at Ravensbruck concentration camp)
May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. 24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 16: 23-24 (NLT)