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Forgive Us . . . As We Forgive by Raymond A. Foss

We are born flawed, vulnerable
driven by our wills,
crashing into one another
Human beings are to be forgiving of other
Do unto others, oh yes, as you would have done to you
never, do as I say, not as I do
do not scold for your own failings
and we all fail, it is our nature, willful children
blundering into trouble
We bluster and bellow, rail
for our own issues, not the instant one
our anger of our own making
work on the log, not the speck
a forgiving heart is forgiven

June 15 and June 17, 2008
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Lectionary Year A,
Luke 15:11-32, Lectionary Year A, Prodigal Son,
the Lord’s Prayer, and the sermon,
“Jesus’ Teachings on Fatherhood”,
by Rev. Huntley Halvorson,
Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord, NH, Father’s Day, June 15, 2008
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