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Saturday, March 20, 2021
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It's very difficult to forgive and forget. Especially, if it's something very serious. If it's light, it's easier to forgive. One day I was sleeping and my baby sister, Amira, woke me up at 5:00 A.M. with a nice slap to the face. Another time she threw water on me when I was sleeping. Another time she stole all my gum. Another time she told on me. You probably think she was nine or ten at the time...no...she was only three. And at that time, I started contemplating what my life is going to be like when she gets older. She'll become more creative and I'm just about done.
But on a serious note, a case where you have to forgive someone who impacted your life and family in a negative way is difficult. However, one thing my father taught me, is that we are children of the light. Any child of the light, is different than the child of darkness. A child of the light forgives, while the child of the dark will hold a grudge. We are expected to be imitators of Jesus Christ. Jesus looked up to his father in heaven while he was hanging on the cross, and said, "Father, forgive them. For they know not what they do." Who are we not to forgive because our neighbour stole a couple hundred dollars, or even if they made you homeless. Jesus forgave the very people who put him to death. So next time, when it's your turn to forgive, say what Jesus said..."Father, forgive them. For they know not what they do."
One day, I had a dream. This message was directly from God the Father, through me, sent to my father. In other words, I had the dream of God the Father speaking with my father. The purpose of this dream was because my father was always speaking about the sins of his past, and how unworthy he is. How he doesn't deserve to have eternal life because of his past life.
The dream I had was the following. I saw my father sitting in front of a big sea. He was sitting alone and writing his sins on the sand. I saw a man dressed in a brown robe approaching my father, and sat beside him. In the dream, I sensed that it was God the Father. He asked my father, "My son, what are you writing?". My father replied, "My sins. How are you going to forgive me after everything I did against you. I don't deserve you. I'm not worthy of you. I deserve to be in hell all my life because of what I did to you my Lord." The Lord answered him, "Do not speak to me like this. You are my child and I love you just as I love my son Jesus. What did you do against me?" My father replied, "My Lord, you know what I did against you. I'm so ashamed because of what I did against you." The Lord answered him, "My child, just as the writings of the ink on paper are washed away and can be read no more once tossed into the sea, so I can no longer read your sins. This is why I said, I don't know what you are speaking about. From now and on, call me your father, because you are my son. I love you beyond the words I speak to you. Do not bring up your sins anymore and calling yourself unworthy of me. Your heart is a treasure to me. Promise me this?" My father answered the Lord, "I promise you."
You can't always paint your life with the sins of the past. We have to develop and grow in the love of God. If you're always bringing up the sins of your past and saying negative things about yourself, you didn't fully grow yet. There's two parts in growing development spiritually. First, stop the evil. Second, get past it and move on. Many people are more concerned with their past, rather than the present and the future. An example I learned from my father is that you can't always look at the rear view mirror every time you drive. If you're prioritizing your past more than your future, you're driving and your eyes are fixed completely on your rearview mirror. You're going to crash. But if you check your rearview mirror every here and there, but your main focus is what's in front of you, you're going to live.
The Lord shows us the ultimate example and standard of forgiving and forgetting. We MUST become imitators of that example.
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God bless you all always,
Roberto W Rafo.