Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Forgiveness: Seven Sentences—August 2, 2011

     Seven days and up to seven sentences and I’m bored with forgiveness. Peter asked Jesus how many times he had to forgive his brother—seven? Jesus answered, not seven, but seventy times seven, which equals four hundred and ninety. Forgiving seven times is beyond my grasp in most instances. Seventy times seven looms as an impossible task. The number is four hundred and ninety, but I don’t believe it is literal in intent. The aim is to stop counting and keep forgiving, even when tired, frustrated, angry, hurt, afraid, and, yes, bored.

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