Forgiving and Forgetting

It was once said, "The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest." Perhaps no truer words have ever been spoken. We've probably all heard and read the Lord's Prayer many times before. It's where Jesus modeled for us a simple but effective prayer that packs a wallop with so many dynamics. One of the lines in the middle of that prayer is one that may be one of the most difficult parts to pray because its implications require some action on our part. The title of this blog probably gives it away. But for sake of clarity, I'm talking about the line that says, "...forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.

Serving vs Entitlement

Arguably, back nearly a century ago, The Great Depression was taking its toll on individuals and families all across the United States. Private charities, business leave programs and individual states were overwhelmed as they simply could not bear the financial burden of the needs of millions of citizens. The continued depression during the 1930s made U.S. Federal action necessary, and so began one of the largest, most comprehensive and most expensive programs in history. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal proposed in 1935 has morphed into something so large, very few of us could have imagined. What started as a reasonable response with good intentions has resulted in a multi-genera

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