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My Dad Won't Forgive His Brother!
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By James Pemberton
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My Dad Won’t Forgive His Brother…


I have a dad who can’t forgive his brother.

He neglects the command to:

love one another.”


He neglects the Biblical way of forgiveness.

He’s allowed a lot of anger

and bitterness.


No matter how many times he’s

told “to let go.”

He denies it and tells other; “it ain’t so.”


Yet, he tells his brother; “don’t come around.”

While his brother is on “the other side of town.”


“What is the meaning of this?” 

I’ve often asked.

Is it worth to drag up garbage

from the past?


How can one who claims to be

 spiritual be so wrong?

How can a Christian tell his brother:

“You don’t belong!”


What happened to the dad I had once known.

The one who sought love and healing in his home?


Over the years, how did my dad

become so bitter?

It’s like he never once tried to

“empty the litter.”


It’s time we walk in forgiveness

as Christ wants us to.

Jesus really knows our heart

and what “we’re up to.”


We can’t fool God, no matter how

hard we may try.

God knows when we seek the truth or a lie!


We’ll stand before God one day and have

 nothing to hide.

God needs to help us remove all

unforgiveness and pride!


Loving our sister and brother

truly unlocks the key…

To being the kind of person Christ

wants us to be!


By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2018

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Submitted: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Last Updated: Saturday, May 12, 2018

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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