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29 November 2001 @ 07:57 am
SAND AND STONE  
Two friends were walking through the desert. In a specific point of the
journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in
the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but...without saying
anything, wrote in the sand:

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE.

They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to
take a bath. The one who got slapped and hurt started drowning, and the
other friend saved him. When he recovered from the fright, he wrote on a
stone:
TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE.

The friend who saved and slapped his best friend, asked him "Why, after
I hurt you, did you write in the sand, and now you write on a stone?"

The other friend, smiling, replied, "When a friend hurts us, we should
write it down in the sand, where the winds of forgiveness get in charge
of erasing it away, and when something great happens, we should engrave
it in the stone of the memory of the heart, where no wind can erase it."

Learn to write in the sand.

"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father
will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your
Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14-15

PRAYER
Gracious and forgiving God, help us this day to become more like you in
our ability to forgive and forget. Amen.

-- Author Unknown
 
 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
 
leidtexan on November 29th, 2001 07:04 am (UTC)
Mornin'
Forgive & Forget is a tall order for many, myself being one of them.

It's easier to forgive, when the person(s)stop giving you reasons to need to forgive them for.:-)

Garygdj on November 29th, 2001 09:18 am (UTC)
Re: Mornin'
I understand, but you know what Jesus said about 7 times 7.

Something someone said at church makes sense though. Only God can forgive and forget completely. We should not confuse forgiving with forgetting, as we will still remember the offence, even after forgiving.