“Father God, forgive them for they they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:24). These are Your Son’s Words that we pray to always remember and never forget. Whether it is one of Your humans or one of Your nonhuman animals, Father God, we know that forgiveness is afforded to them BOTH! Forgive all of us for the blaming we do instead of the forgiving we need to do. Forgiveness is a gift we ‘give for’ ourselves, Father God. It helps the one we forgive and it helps us. Resentment and blame and shame have no place in Your Love, Father God, and we ask that these be removed from the places in our hearts. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious Name of Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”
(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in forgiving instead of reliving how others hurt me this daily leavened [Jesus Rises!] bread.”)
Your focus is on blaming when they wrong.
When they “right” you, rest from blame, rest from stress.
They’re always gonna wrong you, so be strong.
They’re always gonna need your forgiveness.
When they wrong me, I’m right there with weeping.
“What is wrong with them? Don’t they even care?”
They care. It’s just that they’re not peacekeeping.
I keep the peace by forgiving their “their.”
“Forgive them, as My Father forgives you,”
says Jesus. “I know they ain’t acting right.
You act right when they act wrong. You who knew
them is you who forgave them by ‘Almight.”
We can’t move forward if we’re “relive this.”
We can if we focus on forgiveness.