A Sunday Sermon: To the far left and the far right and all of us in-between.
If we do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy, He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.
For if we forgive men when they sin against us, your heavenly Father will also forgive us. But if we do not forgive men their sins, our Father will not forgive us our sins.
There is a tendency for us mortals to think that we are always right, so we tend to grow cross when confronted with honest disagreements. We call one another names like, lefty Lunes, or righty uptighties. Hopefully it is all in good fun with one and other. But when it is not we need to remember the preceding admonitions from the good book. For those of you who have no faith just change the references to God and father to Mother earth or some such thing you will get the picture. I hope some of our Muslim brothers and sisters would remember this, it’s in your book too.
This forgiveness thing; don’t mean that we all have to sit down and have dinner together. Just respect each other’s point of view. The dinner thing is optional. The forgiveness thing is not.
To all those I may have offended in the past, and all those I will offend in the future, I beg your forgiveness. For all those that seek to offend me I forgive you.
Let’s keep the dialog going.
GO HAWKS !
S. Henry Knocker