Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 20 - The Power of Forgiveness

From Brooke:
Tedd and Marge Pripp in their latest book, Instructing a Child's Heart , say "We give our children big truths they will grow into rather than light explanations they will grow out of."
Brooke Agrees and goes on to say
"That's why from the very beginning I've tried to teach my boys the difference between saying, "I'm sorry" and "Please forgive me"
The simple profound difference between the two lies in the person's intent.  When someone wounds me, inflicts pain, or generally does something that affects me adversely, it's either done on purpose or it isn't."
I'm sorry is allowed when the result of their behavior was an accident.
"Forgive me is used when one has deliberately sinned against another. 

Teaching this difference helps them understand the difference in behavior and in sin.
Praying for you all at we begin to come to an end in this journey. 

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