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Forgiveness of the Violet

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
-Mark Twain in Untrain Your Parrot by Elizabeth Ham

Not exactly crushed, but a little past its prime

Not exactly crushed, but a little past its prime

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A Lesson on Forgiveness from Nelson Mandela

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Looking ahead, I leave the past behind.

– Nelson Mandela

God’s Faithful Forgiveness

David’s saga continues today when the prophet Nathan comes to him and demands repentance. In this story of unvarnished humanness, David admits his sinfulness and turns to God for forgiveness. God doesn’t remove all the consequences for David’s despicable actions, but faithfully forgives David’s sin.

This story gives all of us hope, that no matter what we are guilty of, there is forgiveness. I am reminded of the passage from 1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all injustice.

If we confess our sins, God is faithful to forgive us.