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Theology That Bites Back
Friday, September 29, 2017 By Douglas Wilson 17 Comments
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At least she could have cracked a window for the poor dog. Better not have been a hot day–that would really have been unforgivable.
Someone better call Sarah Mclachlan! And quick!
Doesn’t the dog have control and verbal abuse issues? 😏🕊
Dogs are detested in the Bible.
And cats aren’t even mentioned.
However there are many references to lions, which all house cats know themselves to be.
Perhaps a group of house cats should be called a pride, for the same reasons.
Some cats, traitorously to their kind, show that they need you, and even apparently like you.
A hubris of housecats.
An arrogance of housecats.
A haughtiness of housecats.
(I’m still more of a cat person than a dog person, though.)
Of course you are. Kyriosity never killed a Kat.
But you got me started as I watched the laundry spin in the dryer:
An alopecia of Sphynxes
A pulchritude of Persians
A psychopathy of scheming Siamese
A weightiness of Maine Coons
A mountain of Himalayans
And, of course, a mutation of Manxes
Oh, these are good. Well done, Jilly!
Not to mention a haberdashery of tuxedos.
The 9 steps are not about forgiving a person. They are about responding constructively to the distress of being hurt. http://learningtoforgive.com/9-steps/
I forgive you John.
Hey wow! Now I am some kind of hero! ; – )
It’s not a stretch to call the effort to rise above a great wrong suffered heroic. But there’s no acknowledgement in the 9 Steps that the effort is worth it forthose around you, your loved ones. Even a “non-faith” perspective doesn’t have to focus on “doing it for yourself.”
Well, here is the old school forgiveness method. It has less than 9 steps! ; – )
“If your brother or sister[a] sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. 4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”