Forgive them?

Father, forgive them

they don’t know what they do

Father, forgive them

they do not have a clue

Father, forgive them

please take my life instead

Father, forgive them

put the price on my head

Father, forgive them

I know all they’ve done

Father, forgive them

hear your only son

Father, forgive them


Today it occurred to me that when he was pleading on our behalf, he was even forgiving the shooters in Kenya. As one of my young friends says… “mind…blown.”

I wonder if my capacity for forgiveness will ever be anywhere close.

Probably not.

About Casey

Adoption = my life. I'll give it to you straight. Success, failure, truth.

Posted on April 5, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. This is beautiful and powerful to think about! My heart also goes out to Kenya! You are right, we will probably never have the capacity to forgive like God does! That is why HE is God, I wouldn’t be good at it! 🙂

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    • Ha, me neither! I’d be like…”whaaat? You traumatized this child?” *zap* (Not sure what the zap does, since I’m not supernatural, but it would not be good for them.) 😉

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  2. What a powerful way you’ve captured these emotions. Like you I doubt I’ll be able to forgive easily but then time dullens pain so may be forgiveness may be possible albeit unconsciously.

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  3. Simple and yet so powerful. Like the Gospel. Thanks for this reminder.

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