“Roll the Highlight Reel!” – Good News for June 17

17 06 2010

Matthew 6:7-15

Jesus said to his disciples, “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This is how you are to pray:

‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’

“If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”

The Daily Path: You’ve likely heard someone say “My life flashed before me.” Have you ever experienced your transgressions flashing before you? I can’t say that I’ve had the entire reel play in my head, but I have had some highlights. Not a pretty picture.

I do hope those whom I have harmed in some way during my life have or will eventually find it in their hearts to forgive me. They act as a reminder that I have no business holding back forgiveness – even if it is difficult because the wound still lingers. Although not a film I enjoy watching, seeing my transgressions in re-runs can serve a useful purpose… just as long as the network doesn’t decide to bring it back to prime time!


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17 06 2010
Joel O'Camb

Amen!

22 06 2010
Dr Joy

Even though you threw me in the water and left me to drown and rust, I forgive you.

– Your once faithful five iron

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