Sunday, May 27, 2012

Get over it!

I love you. I forgive you. Let's eat!
Today in Church, our guest speaker, Terry Nance, said these words.  I don't know about you, but it rocked my world.  My son and I have been repeating it all day.  It's such an excellent statement, and so to the point.  We are human.  We will make mistakes and we will sin.  But you know what?  Sinners sin.  Get over it!
Repeat after me:  I love you!
I forgive you!
Let's eat.
And the reason this is so wonderful to because it's exactly how we should treat each other.  Few things are more normal than sitting down to dinner.  So...let's just forgive, forget and get on with life.
I love you. I forgive you. Let's eat!


  1. Back in Jesus' time, there were segregated classes of people. The sinners were the majority of the classes, and then the Parisees and Sadusees and one other religious group. The religious were never seen eating with the "sinners". In those times, if you ate dinner with someone or if you invited them to dinner at your home, it meant that you accepted them as they were. It had great significance in that society. Jesus did something that was unheard of--He ate with the sinners. The sinners would have seen this as wonderful, that one of the religious leaders would accept them even though they were sinners. Jesus went to all of the classes except the religious and ate with them from the look of it. It was seen as all out heresy by the religious. Your blog post exemplifies what eating with someone back then meant, and why Jesus did it.

  2. I love this. Just like Jesus, isn't it? I found you on the Hartline blog; that was my debut book you said you'd read on, and I thank you for saying it. I'm signing up to follow you...