Picture of a painting in our Recreation Auditorium
that if I shut my brother
or sister out of my heart,
I am shutting out You, automatically.
that I cannot possibly worship you
Until I have attempted
to reconcile and restore all relationships.
To never break the bridge of forgiveness
Over which I must travel to you.
To cancel all the debt that is owed to me,
As you cancel mine.
To understand that I have no right
To vengeance or a lifetime of resentment.
To extend forgiveness not grudgingly,
To realize that I jeopardize
my own forgiveness
When I withhold it from others.
To be obedient
To your orders for me.
To choose to cover an offense
and always promote love,
To reconstruct and build
A new and better relationship.
Father, help me
To be as generous with others
As you have been with me.