Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

September 11, 2011

Forgiveness a Three Time Thing?

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

FORGIVENESS A THREE TIME THING?

     References state that Jewish Rabbis held that forgiveness must be extended to one who confessed his fault, but this was limited to three repetitions of the offense.  A man that commits a sin, the “first” time they pardon him; the “second” time they pardon him; the “third” time they pardon him: the “fourth” time they do not pardon.

     Peter had an idea that the Savior’s rule would insist on still greater forbearance.

Peter came up to the Lord and asked, “How many times should I forgive someone who does something wrong to me? Is seven times enough?

Jesus answered: Not just seven times, but seventy-seven times.  (Matthew 18:21-22, Contemporary English Version)

    To keep count of forgiveness means that one has (more…)

July 27, 2011

Forgiveness a Three Time Thing?

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

FORGIVENESS A THREE TIME THING?

     References state that Jewish Rabbis held that forgiveness must be extended to one who confessed his fault, but this was limited to three repetitions of the offense.  A man that commits a sin, the “first” time they pardon him; the “second” time they pardon him; the “third” time they pardon him: the “fourth” time they do not pardon.

     Peter had an idea that the Savior’s rule would insist on still greater forbearance.

Peter came up to the Lord and asked, “How many times should I forgive someone who does something wrong to me? Is seven times enough?

Jesus answered: Not just seven times, but seventy-seven times.  (Matthew 18:21-22, Contemporary English Version)

    To keep count of forgiveness means that one has not forgiven at all. To forgive seventy-seven times is to break the cycle of (more…)

March 30, 2011

I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon: A Playlet

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

I HAVE PERFUMED MY BED

 WITH MYRRH, ALOES AND CINNAMON:

 A PLAYLET

Introduction: I want to relate a somewhat risqué tale, but please do me a favor—since my husband is a retired church pastor, do not spread the word that I am telling risqué stories.

Character I:   A youth, abroad in the world on his own, is not as principled as he ought to be. He lacks wisdom and a fear of God (he ventured out to sea minus a pilot, cord, and compass). He kept bad company. He sauntered—he passed through the street as a night walker who was abundantly idle, and one not knowing what to do with himself. He knew the correct corner to seek entertainment and he headed that way, towards the house of one who could entertain him (contrary to Solomon’s advice to avoid that corner). Lo and behold, up comes a woman and seizes him and kisses him.

CHARACTER II.  The married woman is dressed as (more…)