It is needful for causes of trouble to come,
Rather unhappy is he for being such scum;
It would be best for him if a great stone,
Put around his neck into the sea be thrown;
Or even dumping them in a boiling caldron,
Before starting trouble for our children;
Take heed for yourselves on your brother,
If he has done something wrong to another;
Rebuke him for the wrongdoing of his ways,
If he does repent, forgive him as he prays;
Even if done wrong in one day seven times,
If he regrets, forgive him for seven crimes.
It may seem hard to do forgive and forget,
But in each case they have shown regret;
Forgive them as they show their remorse,
Admitting their guilt and look for recourse;
But this does not mean that he goes free,
He still has to pay for any type of penalty;
If God forgives even seventy times seven,
Then so shall we in order to go to Heaven.
Richard Newton Sherrer
Copyright 2004 Richard Newton Sherrer
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