TITLE: Seventy Times Seven
By Donna Wasson
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ďDear God, thank you for this day and for all of your wonderful blessings. I ask for your help inÖ.uh what? What did you say Lord? Yes, of course I remember how hacked off I am at Amy. You heard what she said to me! Of all the nerve! Excuse me? Well, I know weíve been friends forever. Yeah, I know she kids around all the time, but... No, no she hasnít ever really done anything mean to meÖbut God, she went too dang far this time! She embarrassed me. I was telling her my ideas about how we could structure the cookie sales this year and she broke in and actually said, Ď Gail, youíre such a dork sometimes, I donít know how youíve gotten through life this far!í She was laughing when she said it! Now, I know she usually has better ideas than I do, but really! Oh, come on God, youíve gotta admit that was rude! I shouldnít have to take that from her or anyone else! Her motives? What do you mean? How would I know what the heck she was thinking? Iím not you! What? She was just teasing me? Are you sure? Sure didnít sound that way to meÖ. Well, now that you mention it, she did seem to feel bad about it. I mean, she apologized about 10 times but I was too mad to listen. No, I havenít heard from her since then. I wouldnít have answered the phone if I knew it was her calling anyway. What? What do you mean youíre having trouble hearing me? Youíre God for crying out loud! Wait a minute; I canít hardly hear you either. Whatís going on? Excuse me, can you repeat that? I didnít catch it. You canít forgive my sins if I donít forgive and make up with her? Is that why we canít hear each other? It feels like everything Iím saying is bouncing off the ceiling. God, I donít like this! I need you! Iím sorry! Ok, ok, I get the message. You wonít listen to my prayers if I wonít listen and accept her apology. Yeah, I remember. Seventy times seven. Got it. Thanks Lord for reminding me. Iíll be back in a few minutes; Iíve got a phone call to make.Ē
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