A Clean Slate

 

Sunday evening.

        "Aunty, we had a special    meeting    in    the church   and   the   speaker spoke  excellently       on reconciliation. He gave some time for us to decide on   our   knees   to   settle matters  with  others.  The first thing that came to my mind was my disobedience to   parents   and   quarrels with my sister. I have decided to ask their forgiveness. But another  thing:  It  is  three  months  since  I have   spoken to one of my classmates. She's a bully. If she comes and talks to me, no problem. But how can I take the first step?"

"Relax girlie. If we remember that someone has something against us, WE must immediately go to that person and make peace. That's what the Bible says. If it is your fault, ask for forgiveness politely. If someone has hurt you, forgive wholeheartedly. Remove all bitterness from your heart."

"I'm not sure if God is prompting me to get right with people or if it is my mind that's playing tricks on me."

"God speaks in many ways. He speaks to you as you read your Bible. He can also speak through preachers, books, magazines, testimonies or your conscience."

Mala leaned back on the sofa and stared at the ceiling, tapping a foot to the cadence of a song that wafted through the window from the neighbour's house.

"Hey, are you talking to God?"

"I was just wondering how to go and say I am sorry. So humihating even to think. I guess I've never done that in the past."

"C'mon man. It's going to be easy. God will give you the strength. You must start your new life with a clean slate. If you wallow in your past, you can never move forward."

She got up and walked and I patted her on the shoulder. She walked ahead, turned round and gave me a flying kiss with a mischievous grin. I knew she would do it. I felt too shy to return the kiss. As I turned around I was laughing within myself with almost teenage delight.

 

 

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A Clean Slate

 

Sunday evening.

        "Aunty, we had a special    meeting    in    the church   and   the   speaker spoke  excellently       on reconciliation. He gave some time for us to decide on   our   knees   to   settle matters  with  others.  The first thing that came to my mind was my disobedience to   parents   and   quarrels with my sister. I have decided to ask their forgiveness. But another  thing:  It  is  three  months  since  I have   spoken to one of my classmates. She's a bully. If she comes and talks to me, no problem. But how can I take the first step?"

"Relax girlie. If we remember that someone has something against us, WE must immediately go to that person and make peace. That's what the Bible says. If it is your fault, ask for forgiveness politely. If someone has hurt you, forgive wholeheartedly. Remove all bitterness from your heart."

"I'm not sure if God is prompting me to get right with people or if it is my mind that's playing tricks on me."

"God speaks in many ways. He speaks to you as you read your Bible. He can also speak through preachers, books, magazines, testimonies or your conscience."

Mala leaned back on the sofa and stared at the ceiling, tapping a foot to the cadence of a song that wafted through the window from the neighbour's house.

"Hey, are you talking to God?"

"I was just wondering how to go and say I am sorry. So humihating even to think. I guess I've never done that in the past."

"C'mon man. It's going to be easy. God will give you the strength. You must start your new life with a clean slate. If you wallow in your past, you can never move forward."

She got up and walked and I patted her on the shoulder. She walked ahead, turned round and gave me a flying kiss with a mischievous grin. I knew she would do it. I felt too shy to return the kiss. As I turned around I was laughing within myself with almost teenage delight.

 

 

  Address for Correspondence Contributions

Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91 9843511943
  lilianstanley@gmail.com

Blessing Youth Mission

Blessing Youth Mission
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91-416-2242943, +91-416-2248943
  hq@bymonline.org
  www.bymonline.org

For Donation & Contributions...

Home & NRE donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
Account Type: Current Account
A/c No.: 37268642054
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSC No.: SBIN0007274

Overseas Donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
A/c No.: 40103204148
A/c type: FCRA Current Account
Branch: New Delhi Main Branch
Branch Code: 00691
IFSC No.: SBIN0000691
SWIFT Code: SBININBB104

Gulf Donors

A/c Name: T.Dickson Daniel Moses
Account Type: Saving Account
A/c No.: 35374362080
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSF: SBIN0007274

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  Blessing Literature Centre

To buy books written by Dr. Lilian Stanley, kindly reach to us in the follwing address

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Chintadripet,
Chennai 600 002, India.
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