Member Rara Avis
Thank you, Delores. Apology accepted. And I too apologize if I said anything to hurt your feelings. It was unintentional. Here's a poem I wrote a few years back on the subject of forgiveness.
All Mankind’s Infection
Christ said that we are to forgive
the way that He’s forgiven.
And so we look at how we live
and how we should be livin’.
When someone lies or treats us wrong
or outright disrespects us,
He’s there to stand up in our stead
so the hurt does not infect us.
Not one of us, no not a one,
has ever lived perfection.
Instead we’re riddled by the pain
of all mankind’s infection.
We all have erred, we all have lied,
and lived an insurrection.
For sure this is the why He died
for He is our Correction.
And so He said to all the crowd
who threw stones at Magdeliene,
“Let he who’s perfect be allowed,
since all of you have sinned.”
And then He told them blatantly
that when one apologizes,
we must forgive and let Him lead
even as our pain arises.
For how is He to then forgive
the errors that we’ve made...
if we have not forgiven theirs?
His life was the just trade.
And so I ask you with these words
to in your heart forgive me
the way you claimed you did before,
when truth you did not give me.
Even though you’ve never hurt me
as I’ve done to you,
another may need an apology
if to yourself you’re true.
A friendship is a treasured thing
that time cannot replace
and sins gone by (regretted still)
can never be erased.