Humpday Devo: Forgiveness

This week’s Humpday Devo is about Forgiveness.


Scripture

Matthew 18:21-22

Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church* sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven* times.


Poem

“Forgiveness”

Each moment things forgive you. All your hours
Are crowded with rich penitence unknown
Even to you. Shot birds and trampled flowers,
And worms that you have murdered with a stone
In idle sport–yea, and the well whose deep,
Translucent, green and solitary sleep
You stirred into harsh wrinkles with a stick.
Red mud that you have bound into a brick,
Old wood that you have wrought into a bark,
Flame in the street-lamp held to light the dark,
And fierce red rubies chiselled for a ring….
You are forgiven each hour by everything!

by. H. Chaitopadhyaya
Poetry Magazine, May 1931


Music


Prayer

Lord, have mercy on me a sinner. And help me to be quick to forgive others. Amen

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