Forgiveness

Jesus said, “Whosever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.”
Elder Sterling W. Sills once said, ” The essential word in Christianity is love. And a man becomes really Christian when the sense of joy in his religion overflows his rights and duties. The grim moralist doing his duty, or the man who is slave to necessities, is not equal to him who has an abounding sense of privilege in life.
As mothers, It is the second mile super-abundance that makes the real home. To be faithful to our duties, have an ampleness of love and extra radiance and forget about the minimum rules of the first mile. The difference between the two are two words: compulsory and voluntary. AND only as the voluntary absorbs the compulsory does religion attain it’s fullest meaning and dignity. Never until our privileges loom larger than our duties do men become truly moral.
To be a true Christian one must be more anxious to minister than be ministered unto. He must want to go the second mile, to forget seventy times seven, to LOVE his enemies, and make it his meat and drink to do the Will of him who sent him.
(On a personal note, I surely ask forgiveness from all those people who I have offended or hurt…I am sorry…And as I have taught my children to say to each other, “I’m sorry, I love you, Will you please forgive me”).

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