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Does Family Really Matter Anymore

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Does Family Really Matter Anymore

A family had a wedding...  The brother wasn’t invited.
The fact they didn’t want him,.. 
Was already decided!

When asked why his name had been “omitted.”
It was because of past wrongs he had committed.

The words spoken, one could hardly believe it!
Any kind of forgiveness? 
 They didn’t receive it!

How many times are loved ones not
 invited to “family occasions.”
Often times, families listen to “outside persuasions.”

Someone does something, 
that may not be liked.
Then they’re often told to “go take a hike!

No wonder why many families 
battle one another!
They have failed to truly love each other!

As we continue to see families drift apart.
This often leads to a wounded 
and broken heart!

Christ gave us his best!  
When we were at our lowest!
A life of mercy and forgiveness…  
He wants to show us!

If we can’t treat one another
 as Christ commands…
Then HIS way of family living….  
We’ll never understand!

By Jim Pemberton

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  1. Date: 11/27/2012 7:53:00 PM
    Totally out standing version of testing gods faith forth with out it life would not go in existence it's all about forgiveness great write. Carma

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 2:50:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this.(smile) There is no better example than the Word of God. God bless. Dio

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 1:33:00 PM
    So very true Jim. I share your thoughts. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:53:00 AM
    Hollie great dedication, I love it...David

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:52:00 AM
    Jim, well said...David