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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Are You Forgiving Others?

When Richard Weaver was a pit worker, he inadvertently angered a fellow-miner. "I have a good mind to smack you on the face," the man exclaimed.

"Very well," Weaver replied, "if that will do any good, you may do it."

The man struck him. Weaver turned to him the other cheek. The man struck again. This was repeated five times; and when Weaver presented his cheek for the sixth time, the man turned away, cursing.

Weaver cried after him: "The Lord forgive thee, for I do; and the Lord save thee!"

His assailant was the first man Weaver met next morning in the pit; and, as Weaver approached, he burst into tears. "Oh, Richard." he cried, "Do you really forgive me?"

Together they knelt and he rose a saved man.

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. - Colossians 3:13 ESV

Dear Lord, We pray that we will have the heart of forgiveness. We pray that we will forgive those that do things against us and not harbor hate because of it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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