Sunday, April 20, 2008

NaPoWriMo #19: forgiveness

I did something really dumb, really mean today. It was awful. I felt terrible, and then I said I was sorry and asked the person I had hurt to forgive me. He said, "Thank you for the apology. I forgive you." And I knew he meant it.

That's the best gift I've gotten in a long time.


Sacrament

The question:
how can I
endeavor to deserve
such simple sweet
and utterly complete
forgiveness?

The answer:
I can’t.

The miracle:
I don’t have to
deserve it.

2 comments:

paul maurice martin said...

Must have been good for him too. In 51 years of life on this planet, no one's ever asked for my forgiveness, even in a couple cases of major wrongdoing.

aubrey said...

lovely story. i agree that it is a wonderful gift.