Sunday, December 31, 2006

Forgive Them

Forgive them, for they know not what they do
Words of the Savior
Whose birth we remember
just days ago; but whose example
is so much a part, of being his brothers,
sisters, joint heirs in the promise,
the salvation bought with his blood
Words of the babe, the son
said in a moment,
in a specific time and place
but universal, for us all
for our understanding, our grasping
of consequences of our action
far outstripped by his own
So forgive, always, for we have been told
to forgive, because
we all sin, all fall short,
all are guilty, all caused the breach
all need the grace, the forgiveness
Jesus spoke on the cross
That God granted
through the resurrection

December 31, 2006 13:14
Colossians 3:12-17 (especially 3:13), used by the
Reverend Lorene Eldredge today in her sermon,
made me think of Luke 23:34

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