The teams are doing so much work. The third floor of the Genesis House is almost finished being painted. A load of work has been done on the electrical problems we have had. Then there is cleaning, breaking up concrete and carpentry work being done. It is exciting. One group went out to a village to minister.
Raquel is being tested to donate her kidney to Gabby. They are sisters with Genesis, Sara & Danissa.
Colossians 3:13 “Bear wth each oher and forgive one another if any you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord has forgiven you”. In 1865 the McCoys and the Hatfields began a fued because of an unwillingness to forgive. For 35 years there existed consistant violence and many murders. When the leaders of the two families died the fued faded away into history.
These two families were no and are not the only fueds in history caused by an unwillingness to forgive. Why is it so difficult for us to forgive others? I know that it is not a natural response. Forgiveness does not come easy when we feel someone has taken advantage of us or has taken advantage of us, our family, our church or any of the other “ours”.
Paul tells us not to repay evil for evil. He tells us that if it is at all possible we should live peacefully with all men. In other words to not forgive someone is to commit sin.
I constantly am reminded of how my two brothers died either because of alcohol or drugs. One committed suicide when drunk and the other overdosed for years and finally died prematurely. The Word says, “But for the grace of God go I”. God has indeed blessed me.