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Forgiveness (Poem)

How oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?—Matt. xviii. 21. Hath any wronged thee thoughtlessly?Then grant to him forgiveness,Lest by thy lack of charityThou cause him further to transgress. Hath any wronged thee consciouslyAnd afterwards repented sore?Oh! grant to him a pardon free,And thou wilt ne'er…
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Forgiveness of Sin

Has it ever occurred to you when you pray the Lord’s Prayer that, unless you have obliterated from your heart all remembrance of personal wrong, you are asking for punishment rather than forgiveness? If you have never before come in contact with this idea, it will doubtless startle you; yet…
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Forgiveness

If men only understoodAll the emptiness and actingOf the sleeping and the wakingOf the souls they judge so blindly,Of the hearts they pierce so unkindly,They, with gentler words and feeling,Would apply the balm of healing—If they only understood.—From If Men Only Understood by James Allen in Poems of Peace  …
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The Art of Forgetting

'Tis sure the highest science to forget.—Pope How often we hear it said: "I can forgive an insult but I cannot forget it!" Sometimes the words are spoken regretfully as though the speaker would add, "I wish I could forget it." But oftener is there not in the thought of…
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