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As Forgiving As Children!

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Many people today struggle with forgiveness, and yet we cannot become the people Jesus intends us to become until we are able to forgive the wrongs of others and seek reconciliation.

The goal, then, is for us to love other people in the same way that God loves us. Leo Buscaglia writes of observing two children having an argument. The children were quarreling over some insignificant things. 

“You’re stupid!” one said to the other. “Well, so are you!” the other replied. “Not as stupid as you!” the first one said. “Oh, yeah?” the other one said. “That’s what you think.”

When Buscaglia passed by the playground not more than ten minutes later, these two children were playing together again, having forgotten the whole thing. “No brooding, no wounded egos, no blame, no dredging up the past, no recriminations,” Buscaglia writes. 

There it was, a brief and honest exchange of angry feelings, an even briefer cooling off period, and all was forgiven. “Children are certainly much more forgiving than adults,” Buscaglia concludes. 

“Somewhere in the process of growing up we seem to have become experts at holding grudges, cradling fragile egos and unforgiving natures.”

Thanks to Leo F. Buscaglia

On a scale of 1 to 10, how fragile is YOUR ego?

ACT IN SUCH A MANNER THAT YOU ARE LIVING PROOF OF A LOVING GOD!!

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