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November 12, 2015

The Scarred Tree

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Tonight an old story…transgressions cannot always be smoothed over with an apology. Once there was a farmer who caught a young boy pounding nails into a young tree. The farmer asked him to stop. “I am sorry”, the boy said. I will pull them out. He proceeded to pull all the nails out of the tree. “There, they are all gone!” the boy exclaimed. “Yes, the nails are gone, but what of the ugly holes that remain?” said the farmer. "The tree is forever scarred." The same can be said of being hurtful to someone. We can say we are sorry later, but do not be so na├»ve to think that has entirely covered up what has been done. Be mindful of words, actions…