Forgiveness seems to be my topic de jour. More and more I come to recognize that it is not just something Christians do, it is absolutely central to being Christian!

“Father, forgive them…” The first words uttered by Jesus after His scourged body was nailed to the cross. I’ve been pondering that…. and its meaning.

Keeping with this theme of forgiveness, here is an open letter I wrote to an “adopted” child:

An open letter to my child. To find peace, you must forgive.

My darling child,

You are deeply troubled. You feel the world closing in on you and you feel you are a failure. You are not.

You are in anguish. So many things are not going well for you right now. And things past continue to burden your heart. You must find peace in your heart and mind to go on.

My child, you feel rejected…

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Missouri, USA Married to Marty, 45 years 2 sons (with 2 daughers-in-law) and 2 granddaughters Life dedicated to serving Jesus Christ and delivering the Good News
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