Monday, September 07, 2020

Carmichael: forgive but not forget

Monday, September 7, 2020
    Commemoration of Douglas Downes, Founder of the Society of Saint Francis, 1957
    Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
    —1 Peter 3:9 (NIV)
    If I say, “Yes, I forgive, but I cannot forget,” as though God, who twice a day washes all the sands on all the shores of all the world, could not wash such memories from my mind, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
    ... Amy Carmichael (1867-1951), If [1938], London: SPCK, 1961, p. 40 (see the book)
    See also 1 Pet. 3:9; Mark 11:25; Luke 6:37; Eph. 4:32; Col. 3:13
Quiet time reflection:
    Purify and complete my forgiveness, Lord.
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