26 August 2008

The Unforgiving Spirit.

I watched a drama recently, which centred on an old man who lost his only son while returning from abroad with his family in a robbery incident. His closest friend who was assisting him with the move was accused of the crime and he was sentenced to death.
When the old man knew who was responsible, he refused to be consoled and insisted that the culprit be severely punished. He vowed never to forgive and he also sworn to deal with him, saying that if he were God, he would have killed the culprit without allowing him the benefit of a trial, WOW!
The son’s friend later died in police custody under mysterious circumstances. Everybody including the police now thought the old man had carried out his threat; he was also condemned without a hearing.
We need to be careful about the things we say; life and death are in the power of the tongue. It is better to be quiet than to say things that could put us in trouble. There is nothing like an unforgivable sin, remember, that you sin everyday and God forgives, simply by asking him to forgive you. Why not learn to forgive and forget.
If you are the kind of person that never forgives nor forgets, then you should be careful not to sin because you will never receive forgiveness. Also anyone with an unforgiving spirit will only end up hurting himself.
To err is human and to forgive is divine.

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