Tag: forgiveness

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 ilton

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

On the outside, our lives may look great. But what is it that is going on inside? Is there unforgiveness that is brewing? Remember this: our unforgiveness doesn’t hurt the one we won’t forgive – especially in those situations when it is a person… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside”

Our Faithful, Forgiving God

The Prophet Micah continues with words of comfort today, reminding us of God’s faithfulness and forgiveness. You will cast into the depths of the sea all our sins. Micah 7:14-15, 18-20 Shepherd your people with your staff, The flock of your inheritance, That dwells… Continue Reading “Our Faithful, Forgiving God”

God Is Always Doing Something New

Today’s First Reading is a wonderful passage from the 43rd chapter of the Prophet Isaiah. For me it brings to mind a promise from the Prophet Jeremiah. God has plans for us . . . something new that we can’t even begin to imagine.… Continue Reading “God Is Always Doing Something New”

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… Continue Reading “God’s Faithful Forgiveness”

Their Lives Are a Preaching on Forgiveness

The theme is forgiveness. We know that Jesus taught us to forgive, but when the rubber hits the road, we end up feeling like the sentiment on these bumper stickers that I saw this summer at Descanso Gardens in Southern California. So, I ask… Continue Reading “Their Lives Are a Preaching on Forgiveness”