FROM THE PULPIT: Admit your mistakes and receive forgiveness

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 18:06 PM.

“No.”

Johnny could see Grandpa’s point.

Grandpa said, “So, it is safe to say Mary did not entice you in any way to pick up the statue. You did that all on your own...”

 “Yes,” Johnny said.

Grandpa paused a few moments. “Johnny, at whom are you really angry?” he said.

Johnny had a revelation.

 “I’m actually angry with myself,” he said. “Grandma said to not pick it up, but I went against what she said. If I hadn’t picked it up, Mary wouldn’t have scolded me, I wouldn’t have dropped the statue, and Grandma’s statue would still be sitting on the shelf. It was my choice. I just didn’t want to have to admit it.”



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