Love one another.
This is hard. When my aunt stole my car and all of my electronic equipment out of the trunk, I was so angry! I wanted to find her and punish her!
My heart told me to love and forgive; just as I'd want to be forgiven for my sins. But this was soooo hard! Oh, man!
I had to keep on repeating to myself: Forgive her. Love her. If someone steals your shirt, give him your cloak as well. If someone strikes you, give him the other cheek to strike as well. Be good. Practice what you've learned!
I was still angry. I wanted to take my aunt to court. She stole a GPS unit, a pocket PC, a digital recorder, everything I used for work. I wanted her to pay!
But I didn't. Instead, when I saw her again, I walked up to her and I gave her a hug and a kiss.
That look on her face...I'll never forget it! That look on her face showed me that she was more hurt by that hug and that kiss than she would have been if I had taken her to court. In my heart, I forgave her. In my heart, I love her today.
Granted, I'll never trust her with my car keys again. But that look on her face is going to stay with me forever...it said: I don't deserve to be forgiven. Why are you doing this?
One day, I hope to see my Jesus in heaven and have that same look on my own face while he hugs and kisses me!
The cables and such - yeah. Sometimes when I think back on it, that old fire starts burning again...I start to get angry. Then I remember: no wait! I forgave her a long time ago. It's done with, over.I love this story!!!
Didn't you give her the wires she forgot to steal????