Forgive Me Please

Talk Is Cheap
Talk Is Cheap

Father I have sinned. In my thoughts and in my words. In what I done and what I have failed to do.

Sound familiar?

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.

Do you think about this casually? Relentlessly?

What if you did?

Rose Garden?

In 1973, I remember hearing a Lynn Anderson song with the lyrics, “I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden.”

And while writing five blogs a day, I never want to promise you any thing that can’t be delivered to you.

The Tiger Woods saga was noteworthy at jeff noel.org because it challenged all of us to decide one way or another. (And even if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice)

A jeffnoel.org reader emailed a valuable insight – none of us are in a position to forgive Tiger Woods. God and Tiger must handle this.

However, a point you may want to consider – the one that came immediately to mind – as you live your daily life, is this:

God will not withhold forgiveness to anyone who asks to be forgiven.

And if this is so, who is it in our lives that needs to be forgiven, but we have never offered them hope and encouragement?

Back To Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods.

Does he deserve forgiveness? Will you, if you haven’t, forgive him?

Or is he unforgivable? The lying, cheating, dirty, no good scum of the earth. Is that it?

Tempting isn’t it? Difficult, isn’t it? Will we find it impossible?

All things are possible for him who trusts in the Lord. Is that a figment of my imagination, or did I read or hear about this somewhere?

Okay, so here’s my final answer, and it comes straight from Jesus’ mouth, “Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone.”

Forgive Tiger Woods?

Do you? Can you? Will you?

Forgive Tiger Woods?
Forgive Tiger Woods?

Traveling all last week, I heard many negative and malicious comments about Tiger Woods. There’s a fairly rampant, and unfavorable, judgement on Tiger Woods, the Golfer.

And when I took this photo, I was actually in a negative judgement mindset as well.

And then it hit me. What about Tiger Woods, the man, not the golfer. The human being, just like you and me.

If Tiger Woods asks God for forgiveness, do you think God will deny Tiger Woods?

Would God deny you forgiveness?

Then why would Tiger be any different?

Then why would I be any different?

Opportunity isn’t always obvious.

Imagine

Imagine.

Did you click on it?

Did you listen to it?

I mean, did you listen to the words?

Every word?

Some of you did, I’m certain…

…I’m not the only one….