F ortune falls upon the ones who give reprieve to
O thers. For in the giving their is receiving of
R edemption for all sisters and brothers.
G rasp not to self-righteousness; Look for blessedness.
I nspire others to do the same. And, place not blame for
V ery few can say for true that they are without
E nmity, or blameless be, for any cause of harm to another.
N either prince nor pauper needs not to offer an
E nemy a hand of peace and love. The symbol of the dove
S oaring with olive branch in beak is truly what we all
S eek-- forgiveness of our trespasses as we forgive others.
My Lord, Jesus Christ, when hung upon the cross asked His Father in Heaven to Forgive the ones who were crucifying Him. Since I am a follower of His teachings, I am to Forgive too. It is not always easy; it is an act of will, not of emotion. Therefore, I choose to forgive. In so doing, I am released of the burden I carry and set free to live my life as peacefully as possible on this earth. In forgiving I am blessed over and over again. You do not have to hold the same faith as I to know that forgiveness benefits the one who is hurt and the one who has inflicted the injury.
Blessings and Peace To You All,
Poetry by Kathy Lockhart
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Written on 2008-03-03 at 00:08
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