Often in times of doubt
and insecurity I think back to The Rope Storywhich reminds me to trust God.
Astranouts & Velcro
"Forgive us our sins, as we forgive others..."
"And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."
The Bible - Mark 11:25-26
We sometimes merely excuse someone's bad behaviour, instead of actively forgiving them. To forgive however implies the guilt or culpability of the offending party. We must not simply try to understand those who offend us: we must forgive the debt we feel they owe us - we must 'tear up the IOU'.
The Bible in 50 Words
I have found this in several places on the internet, but nowhere can I find accreditation to an author.
God made, Adam bit, Noah arked, Abraham split, Joseph ruled, Jacob fooled, bush talked, Moses balked, Pharaoh plagued, people walked, sea divided, tablets guided, promise landed, Saul freaked, David peeked, prophets warned, Jesus born, God walked, love talked, anger crucified, hope died, Love rose, Spirit flamed, Word spread, God remained.