Bad Boys Forgive

Each week I look forward to meeting with the bad boys. This is a small group I started with what I guess some would call outliers.

One or two of the wives were concerned when they learned the name of the group. I explained to them that all boys are bad, and speaking theologically (or soteriologically) all girls are too.

This is why I love the Jesus prayer, “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.” It puts my life succinctly. But I digress.

Bad boys is a high point of my week.

Right now we are studying Mere Christianity.

Yesterday we talked about forgiveness, something it became obvious we bad boys have a tough time with. To protect the bad boys privacy I won’t get into details, other than to say it is a good thing we have not done what we wanted to do to our unforgivable enemies. Had we acted on our thoughts, and as far as I know none of us have, Bad Boys would be held in prison. But again I digress.

This morning I came across this in C.S. Lewis’s, Weight of Glory and it summarizes this difficult teaching on forgiving even our enemies. “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

Now that is something bad boys and girls should be able to relate to, don’t you think?

 

 

 

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One Response to Bad Boys Forgive

  1. ST090111 | Dick Staub on September 1, 2011 at 8:35 am

    […] This morning I came across this in C.S. Lewis’s, Weight of Glory and it summarizes this difficult teaching on forgiving even our enemies. “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” Now that is something bad boys and girls should be able to relate to, don’t you think? Read More. […]

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