I've been thinking about my boss a lot today. Hopefully, I will see him for a few minutes tomorrow, along with a couple of people I work with. That is our plan, anyway. He is very sick and, I fear, near the end of his illness. I used to go into a real tailspin over things like this, questioning my faith and why it is that God would allow such things to happen? I don't do that so much anymore, because I have spent a little time in God's Word and know that we live in a fallen world where the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). There is a great comfort to be had in the latter part of that verse, because it tells us that we have a gift coming our way.
I just watched a really good message from Fr. Cedric called "Forgive and Live." As he pointed out, the Lord's Prayer instructs us to pray "forgive us our sins as we forgive others." Sure, as Christians we all know how much we need forgiveness from God and will even admit sometimes we do others wrong and should ask forgiveness from them. But, what about when people wrong us? Not so easy sometimes to forgive, is it? Perhaps we need to stop and think about the patience God has had for us that has produced the tremendous amount of forgiveness He offers.