If You Forgive Your Brother

This poem is a rondel about forgiveness.

If you forgive your brother, you
Will cancel all your guilt and fear;
Your guilty past will disappear,
And you’ll attain a peaceful view.

A guilty mind is all askew—
It will not let real love come near;
If you forgive your brother, you
Will cancel all your guilt and fear.

When blame, attack, and guilt accrue,
Your mind cannot be free and clear;
But if you wish for peace and cheer,
Then learn again this lesson true:
If you forgive your brother, you
Will cancel all your guilt and fear.

(written January 2020)


For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. (Matthew 6:14-15, NASB)

2 thoughts on “If You Forgive Your Brother

    1. Of course, but as long as you believe that you or your brother is sinful, you need to practice forgiveness. How many of us are completely free from judgment? How many of us are completely peaceful and happy all the time? These are really the same question.

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