A Woman's Voice

SPIRITUAL SATURDAY ~ Mercy And Forgiveness ~ March 12, 2011 by Charles Betts


He who cries for mercy

Must also mercy give

If we ask for God’s forgiveness

We must as well learn to forgive


Jesus tells the story

Of the man who had a debt

When the master had forgiven

How he so quickly did forget


He threw his friend in prison

Though a smaller debt was owed

When his friend cried out for mercy

There was no mercy shown


His master learned what happened

He sent the servant off to jail

An ardent plea for mercy

Was all to no avail


The moral of this story is

You can set your mind at ease

When you grant someone forgiveness

You’ll find it is yourself that is released

 A poem by Charles Betts. July 22nd 2005

Thanks Charles!


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  1. raisethegaze said,

    Beautifully expressed.
    Great rhythm.
    Clear progression.
    And a very necessary spiritual principle for peace of heart and mind
    and a close walk with God.
    Thank you, Charles and Dolores.

  2. hope_rising said,


    what a beautiful poem, what a beautiful lesson. I know what you mean about being released by forgiving. I think, holding on, not forgiving, takes so much energy to maintain. In letting go, and forgiving, that energy is freed up for new experiences. Just like you said, we are released.

    thanks for sharing this … very inspiring…. great reminder

    LLL from HTH

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