Friday, April 15, 2016

The Nature Of Forgiveness








Thirty Years
Nine Month
Three Weeks
Six Days
Twenty-one Hours
Fifty-two Minutes
AND
Fifty-eight Seconds Ago
My Best Friend
Brother
Mother
Uncle
Cousin
Teacher
Grandmother
Neighbor
Did Something To Me
AND
I Ain't Forget It Yet!

I Forgave Them,  Thank God!
BUT
I Ain't Forget It ... Yet!

Don't Get Me Wrong!
I Know That
To Err Is Human
AND
To Forgive 
Is A Gift To Me From God So Divine!
THAT ASIDE
I'm Just Waiting 
For Them
To Make The Second Mistake
AND
Believe You Me
I'm Going To Unmake Them Backside 
AND
I Swear To God
Every Thing That I've Got Up In My Chest
I'm Letting It All Out
With Both Barrels!

Is That Right!?!

You Betcha!

Ahem! Ahem!

Is Something Wrong With You?!

YOU.

Me!?!?

Yes.

What did I Do?!

Quite A Bit, I Must Say!
Didn't I Hear You Say That You Are A True Bible-Believing Christian!
"King James All The Way!"

Hmmmnn ...

What Did Jesus Tell Peter?

He Said Something About Forgiving Your Brother 70 times 7.

What Did You Learn From That Statement?

Jesus Said Forgive!  He Ain't Say A Thing About Forgetting!!

Really!?!
My, My, My!
You May Want To Go Check Out Your Bible A Bit Better!

Huh?!

Bye, Bye!

Later That Night ...

No-Rest And Cassietta Went To War!

No-Rest Won!

Dear Lord,
Forgive Me My Trespasses 
As I ... Forgive Those ... Who 
Trespass 
Against ... ME
And ...
AND ...

OH, LORD!

Father, If You Forgive Me
How I Forgive People
I ... Am ...
Oh, Dear ...
FATHER !!!
I AM LOST!

Father, I Am So Sorry
For Asking For What I Won't Give
Forgiveness and Forgetfulness From You
While I Deny It To Kith And Kin!

I Am So Sorry, Lord!
I Did Not Understand
But 
Now That I Have Your Word 
Diligently Reviewed
I Understand That
There Is No Forgiveness For Me
If I Don't Forgive Others 
Their Trespasses Against Me, Too!

Help Me, Lord
To Do Unto Others As I Would
That They Would Do Unto Me
And
Help Me To Live
True
To The Light 
You've Given
Plainly 
Into My Carnal Eyesight.
I Love You, Lord.
AMEN.

*******

God's Forgiveness

IS

God's Forgetfulness!!




Psalm 103:8-14 King James Version (KJV)

8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.