the antique key
resists the push
no smooth gliding
like the scarred wood
this key has been used and abused
a hard twist of the wrist
the key finally turns
a tug and a slide
light streams through multi-panes
wavy glass repeating door's age
eyes adjust to the waves
ignoring chipped paint
layers of generations
door knob dented
still fits hand
two generations of mother and daughter
living imperfect lives
Then came Peter to Him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, " I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but,
Until seventy times seven."
Matthew 18: 21, 22
So be merciful (sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate)
even as your Father is [all these].
Judge not [neither pronouncing judgment nor subjecting to censure],
and you will not be judged; do not condemn and pronounce guilty,
and you will not be condemned and pronounced guilty;
acquit and forgive and release (give up resentment, let it drop),
and you will be acquitted and forgiven and released.
Luke 6: 36 - 38
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