On Being Forgiven

I saved 40 cents this afternoon because I am old. While returning an overdue library book I was informed because of my advanced age I did not have to pay the fine. It is expected that old people would forget to return their books and the city has graciously made allowance for such an indiscretion. Maybe I can use the 40 cents toward my medication.

I have been forgiven for a lot of things in life starting way back to childhood but this is the first time the rational for the grace was mental incapacitation. I need to write down this event and date it because I obviously will not recall it tomorrow. What I found amusing about the event was the woman who forgave me looked ten years older than me. She was probably ten years younger and smoked.

Before I forget what this is all about I need to get to my point that it is so nice to be forgiven. If you have not asked recently I would encourage you to give it a try. It comes with peace of mind, assurance of eternal life and a sense of wholeness. That’s a pretty good list of benefits and I am so glad I can remember what they are, at least for now.

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14

I wonder if the city will forgive parking tickets because I forgot to put money in the meter.

Written by Roger Bothwell on November 1, 2002
Spring of Life, 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453