Burying Your Burdens



This was our unforgiveness.

At church on Sunday, I preached on why we should forgive. After service, we wrote the names of those we wanted to forgive, wrote down the debt we thought they owed us, and put those notes in a wooden cigar box. We poured lighter fluid on it and burned it out back.

As a wise man once said, “Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping it kills the other guy.”

You can listen to the sermon here.

Hey church: Love you guys. We burned this thing but forgiveness is a daily, continual, willful decision. Don’t run, but confront it with Christ. The debt is canceled: move on to new life.


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One thought on “Burying Your Burdens

  1. I need to do this with my parents. I realized today that God didn’t make mistakes when he put me in this family at this place and time. He gave me people and stuff to overcome – baggage! Yes, I’ve made mistakes. But I have to live with them – and forgive and forget and do my duty and die to myself. Yuck.

    Some of the family crap I’m living with…

    http://imagodeivision.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/the-body-is-for-the-lord-fighting-god/
    http://imagodeivision.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/walking-in-lies-my-confession/
    http://www.aslanscountry.com/2011/06/aslan%E2%80%99s-meditations-showing-the-narnia-cast-christian-respect-part-one/

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