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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Remember to Forget!



"Why do you keep talking about my past mistakes"?
said the husband.
"I thought you had forgiven and forgotten."


"I have, indeed, forgiven and forgotten," said the wife.
"But I want to make sure you don't
FORGET that I have forgiven and forgotten."


(Lagniappe)--

SINNER: "Remember not my sins, God!"


GOD: "WHAT sins? You'll have to prod my memory.
I forgot them long ago."

--Anthony DeMello
"THE SONG OF THE BIRD

Image:
Forget by detunedbystereo
As found in Deviant Art

27 comments:

  1. Love it. (I do just that).

    The second one - HE is merciful and always GOOD.

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  2. ha. nice chuckle that the first part...and then yes how true...the gateway to freedom...

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  3. Poke them to see if they really have forgiven !? gotta test those waters...
    God forbid we trust and believe; 'let sleeping dogs lie'.

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  4. That's a hard one, but ultimate freedom when accomplished, which for me has always proven a 'step-by-step' and sometimes 'back again' process.

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  5. I believe sin is a human invention. Something God does not know. God knows only Love.

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  6. Thank you so much for getting rid of that word verification garbage!

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  7. We never forget. Neither do our wives.

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  8. Acts of God, those moments where he removes the memory and the hurt.

    Sometimes, when our world is rocked
    it takes time to move on.

    God gives the power, I give the prayers and service.

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  9. Let sleeping dogs lie.
    When the bad memory button is trigged, Pandora's box is unwillingly opened.

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  10. Two such very opposing viewpoints. I see the humor and sadness in the first...such is humanity. Love the grace in the second.

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  11. HEAVEN:
    If YOU do it...it must be heaven-sent? Yep, that God--seems like He's just EVERYWHERE!

    BRIAN:
    Chuckle just for you, Main "Poet-Man" (Story-Man, Etc., Etc., Etc.)

    IZZY:
    Water-Tester? Just like learning to swim again--throw 'em in and see if they surface--grin!

    CATFISH TALES:
    Yes, it is always a process...and SO human. Right? And sometimes S L O W...so...S L O W!

    ANDREW:
    How interesting a concept! (Since GOD IS LOVE...how COULD God know anythng else?) Thanks for that thought to ponder.

    ALSO...Andrew, I have NO IDEA how that word verification got on my blog. I have hated that for almost three years now. Thanks for the tip, since I had no idea it was turned on!

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  12. MONKEY MAN:
    Being 'much older'--grin! I forget...but SHE does not! (But she DOES forgive, Thank God!)

    JESS MISTRESS OF MISCHIEF:
    I agree, it HAS to be a 'God' thing, even though God does not--CAN not--Himself feel the hurt. Or CAN He? After all, we are 'in His Image Created...'
    Prayers your way, dear Friend, and PEACE!

    FELISOL:
    You have ALWAYS the good advice. I have tried this myself in times past. And it WORKS. (Let dogs sleep, and lid permanently resides on box of Pandora--grin!

    MAGPIE:
    Very perceptive comment. Usual for you, Lady! thank you!. PEACE!

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  13. Ah yes, remember to forget! As for remembering to forget the mistakes of the people we love and the people with whom we live, sometimes being a hermit is desirable. I find that people are easy to forgive and forget, as for forgiving ourselves, that is another matter. I am always my biggest obstacle. I am sure my opinion will change after today.

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  14. Ah Yes, I remember--a 'scrupulous' conscience.

    Ces Adorio, my opinion may change daily...but do *I* change. THAT is MY obstacle!

    Squiggle on, Artist-Girl!

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  15. Steve Jan,it ain't easy to forget and forgive .

    Very nice post .Short but true .

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  16. ... to these lines I think of Psalm 51st ..
    I received forgiveness - and I forget what is behind me ...
    then even I can forgive and forget

    then I can start something new ... ... with God's help ...
    ... every day ...

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  17. See, God is the all-Compassionate,the all-merciful and the forgiver and hider of faults.It is we ,human who don't forgive and forget and makes our lives difficult and painful .

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  18. We wouldn't be proper wives if we didn't always remind our husbands of their little 'mistakes'!

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  19. IZDIHER:
    Nothing worthwhile is easy. Believe me.

    However, consider this: "We will not regret the past, nor wish to shut the door on it. .... We are after all the product of all our pasts."
    PEACE!

    COSIMA:
    And I know that what you say, works--I have proof.

    IZDIHER: (Again--grin!)
    But know that when we humans DO forgive AND forget--our lives then become less stressful, more peaceful. And you KNOW that, too!

    LENA:
    ...and of course, EVERY Peep wishes for a "Proper Wife"--grin! Else how might we know of our 'little' mistakes--or big ones? LOL
    Thank you for this comment.
    PEACE!

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  20. I like this wise man...
    I mean, I like this, wise man.

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  21. Yeah, babe .You are right .Thanks a million :)

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  22. LOvely quotes, and lovely picture, Steve.

    There are things we need to let go of, things that take up space in our heart, so that God can fill us with new things, and help us to move on!

    This is a good post, I am glad I stopped by today!

    Blessings,
    Lidj

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  23. Oh, God is good!
    Thanks for this one!

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  24. Steve, you, yes you, thank you so very much, i read again and again what you left at my blog, means alot to me.

    You are a wonderful person, you know that?

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  25. NOOO I WONT FORGET YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!

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  26. Did i yell that too loud???

    sorry... gudmorning, Steve.

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  27. hello?

    how to follow this blog?
    why cant i see the magic button?

    something wrong with my browser...

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