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2007.09.28

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Jim Champion

Peter

How very Ben Franklin of you! He also asked and answered questions using several different personnas during his lifetime.

This was a good one

Jim

selahV

Oh Peter, now I've gotta get rid of that chair! selahV

peter

Jim

Thanks for stopping by, my brother. Unfortunately, I have read nothing of note by BF. It sounds like I missed a very good read.

Selahv,

I have a stash of those darn chairs.

Grace. With that, I am...

Peter

JIm Champion

Peter

I recommend that you read "Ben Franklin and American Life" by Walter Isaacon - it is a great read on a great American. I have been reading a few biographies lately on our founding fathers, kind of interesting to do now that it is not required of me!

Emily Hunter McGowin

Wow, Peter. This is a very good reflection on forgiveness. You have a skillful way with words.

Have you read Exclusion and Embrace by Miroslav Volf? I highly recommend it as a deeply moving meditation on forgiveness and reconciliation. In fact, anything Volf writes on forgiveness is great.

Have a good weekend, Peter,

Emily

Emily Hunter McGowin

BTW: I really like the new format. It is easier to read.

peter

Emily,

Thank you for the warm encouragement. Thanks also for the book suggestion. Unfortunately, as with our Jim's recommendation, neither have I read yours. Sounds refreshing.

Grace, Emily. With that,

I am...
Peter

Luke

Peter,

This reminded me somewhat of a little that explored our life as different rooms in a house and how we are to let Jesus into all the rooms, not just the convenient ones. I think the most powerful motivator for me, to remove that chair, is that Christ sat in my eternal chair. How could I exact from anyone, what Christ himself bore for me? I stupefy myself with my arrogance and unforgiveness besides the great internal harm I do to my spirit. We are not to forgive in order to be forgiven...rather, we forgive BECAUSE we have been forgiven. When framed that way, how reluctant ought I to be to even bring a chair into the house. Thank you for the inspiring word Peter.

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