Rat Trap and Forgiveness

Day 162  June 11, 2013

“We are not trapped by our thoughts. What we generally do, however, is create thoughts that trap us.”  Joshua David Stone, A Beginner’s Guide to the Path of Ascension

This trap frees rats!

This trap frees rats!

“Create a trap.  Think about what you’d want to catch and make something appropriate.  It doesn’t necessarily have to function or be designed to catch a real thing.”  from 365 A Daily Creativity Journal by Noah Scalin  (Thanks to clipartsfree.net for the rat pic!)

“And you know what happens when a ship gets too many rats on board? It sinks. That’s what.”   -David Wong

“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and waiting for the rat to die.”  -Anne Lamott

“Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.”  Harry Emerson Fosdick (Clergyman 1878-1969)

About 365MissionalPractice

Love God, Love Christ, Love Others. I am passionate about creating Missional Relationships that encourage disciples to personify Christ's message. As a minister in a Community of Christ congregation in Virginia I am learning everyday what it means to be vulnerable, to risk, to experiment, to share in a world that needs the redemptive healing of Christ. View all posts by 365MissionalPractice

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