Can I?


Can I?
By Christine Hare Tate

Can I love the people

Who inflict the deepest wounds?

Those who have betrayed me

And left my heart in ruins?

Can I forgive others

Who constantly offend,

Pretending they are loyal,

Just like a faithful friend?

Can I turn the other cheek

And behave as Jesus said,

Toward those individuals

Whose company I dread?

Can I extend mercy

To all my enemies?

Yes, if I allow God’s Spirit

To have His way in me.


‘For if you forgive other people when they sin against you,
your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive others their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins.’
[Matthew 6:14-15]



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