Tuesday, November 29, 2005

No regrets

29th November--Thought 4 the Week :

I was watching a DVD the other day called ‘The Interpreter’ and it had a story in it about an African legend. The story went a little like this…
If a member of your family was murdered by someone, on the year anniversary of the murder, the person who committed this crime would be taken to the river, a weight tied to his foot, and taken out to the middle of the river where he was let go. The family members on the bank had two options. They could watch him drown, and live with the grief all their lives, or they could swim out and safe him and be able to live the rest of their lives without bitterness and grief. It illustrated quite profoundly the power of forgiveness to me, or the opposite of hanging onto to our grievances and bitterness.
As we look back over this year, and reflect on what has happened, may I encourage you to forgive and let go of those things that are hurtful or bring grief and bitterness. Let’s head into 2006 with no regrets!

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