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I’m Sorry

Carolyn Caines

He needs to learn a lesson, Lord.
He cannot act that way.
He’s irresponsible and proud.
For sins he needs to pay.

I’ll let her stew for just awhile
because of her offense.
She needs to learn her actions have
a certain consequence.

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Mark 11:25 (NIV)

I was the one who suffered much;
they were quite wrong, no doubt.
So why should I apologize?
What is this all about?

Repentance and forgiveness are
the way to stop this game.
To say “I’m sorry” is the key
to end the round of blame.

It’s not important who did what
or why the hurt began.
It only takes one who’ll go first.
OK. So here I am.

 

 

ACT ON IT: With whom are you playing the blame game? Be the first to say, “I’m sorry.”

—from devozine (July/August 2016). Copyright © 2016 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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