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Seventy times seven

by Bettina Van Vaerenbergh

Perhaps the hardest thing to do, is to genuinely forgive;
Yet it's absolutely necessary for a godly life to live…
The road to life is narrow, while the worldly one is wide;
And if we're not willing to forgive, then we die inside.

Forgiveness opens the door to God's healing touch —
The Lord forgives us too, because He loves us so much.
Forgiveness lets us breathe, so we get fresh air again;
It supplies our soul with much needed spiritual oxygen.

Forgiveness makes life better, yes forgiveness is divine;
Forgiveness tastes exquisite, like a very fine wine.
Christians are called to be tenderhearted toward each other;
Time and time again, we must forgive a sister or brother.

Forgiveness, when it truly comes straight from our heart;
Is a means of moving on, of making a new start…
Unforgiveness keeps us stuck in a not-so-great place;
We have been forgiven, let's show others the same grace.

Forgiveness helps us grow, it makes us more like Jesus;
As we forgive the sins of others, God will also forgive us.
"And how often must we forgive?" "What's that you say?"
Friend, we must forgive until seventy times seven a day!

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