Since we’ve wrapped up our marriage class, we hope to join the Hairstons and Glovers for their Wednesday night study (6:30 PM, on Christ’s interactions with others) as able. This means no Thursday class at the McAllister home for the time being.
Also, we invite everyone to join us Sunday, the 4th at 11:00 AM for fellowship with one another and Christ in song, prayer, reflection in scriptures, etc. as we break bread. Please bring a potluck style dish to share, and come prepared to share any interactions you’ve had with God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit this week.
One last thought, on forgiveness, from My Pillow Book, which some of us studied a few years ago:
When an unwholesome attitude of mind is allowed to continue, it becomes an obsession, and crowds out all possibility of tenderness, understanding, and magnanimity. It is more easy to forgive others if we can realize that almost daily we are guilty, consciously or unconsciously, of wounding others. A thoughtless word, a tactless act may be taken personally and rankle in the heart of another as a grave offense. The most beautiful prayer Christ ever uttered was when, in the very act of being crucified, He said: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Should not the memory of those sublime words make us ashamed of our petty resentment and bitterness and hardness toward those who have wronged us?
-Alice Hegan Rice
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself: for every man has need to be forgiven. – Herbert
His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Love, Andy and Heather