This week’s Humpday Devo is about Forgiveness.
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.
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
Lord, have mercy on me a sinner. And help me to be quick to forgive others. Amen