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Does Unforgiveness Surround Your He
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By James Pemberton
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Does Unforgiveness Surround
 Your Heart?


Someone has gotten
you all upset…
What he’s done to you…
You can’t forget.

It was something he said to you
just the other day.
You think, “why doesn’t he
just go away!”

To your friends and neighbors,
you’ve talked about
this “offense.”
But around your heart—
you’re building “a fence.”

Why haven’t you climbed this “fence”
to make amends with your brother?
Thereby neglecting the command to
serve and love one another.

Don’t allow your love to become
harsh and rude,
Others will quickly pick
up your attitude.

Now is the time, no matter
what the cost,
To reconcile with your brother!
Bringing it all to the cross!

By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2015

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Submitted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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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