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07 March 2014


At the most basic level that a child can understand, to forgive is simply to keep your promise. If you tell a person you forgive him, then you have obligated yourself to never raise the matter again. And as for the struggle you may feel now and then when you are tempted to mention the forgiven acts, it is the debt that you agreed to take on. You suck it up yourself, between you and God, because Jesus did that for you, too. It is the dying to self that Jesus expected of any follower when he said, “Take up your cross and follow me.”
- "A remembrance of a forgiveness," by Andree Seu Peterson, WORLD magazine blog, March 3, 2014

(photo from an underpass in Austin, TX. Isn't art in unexpected places one of the joys of life?)

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