Forgive yourself

Where does forgiveness begin? And how far can it reach?

My friend and I decided to play a friendly little game of one-on-one basketball. We tossed a few humorous barbs at each other while we warmed up; then we began to play a spirited game.

But at some point, the competition became anything but friendly. Although I was very aware of the dark atmosphere that now pervaded the game, my ego and desire to win would not permit me to back away from the contest. My contest. My friend showed no signs of doing so, either. When the game ended—in a draw, more or less—he and I stalked off the court in different directions.

God's law
February 14, 1994

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