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Guilty As Charged



She stood before Him sad and silent on the appointed day, head bowed, shoulders slumped in defeat. 

"You stand before me charged with a most heinous crime," the Judge intoned in a booming voice that rattled those present and awaiting their turns.

"How do you respond to the charge of not caring, of scorning those you considered beneath you and of turning away from those in need?" he demanded with a fierceness that shook her to her core.

She choked out the words "Guilty, Father," as tears streamed down her cheeks that burned with shame.

Then the Judge's voice softened, and the crowd gasped as He handed down his sentence. "I forgive you," he said, "Go in peace, be of service to others, and sin no more."

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I'm linking up with the ever awesome Ivy Walker 
at "Uncharted" for Six Sentence Stories
The cue this week is "CHARGE"
Come and read what others have written and share a story of your own!

20 comments:

  1. That's a hard ask for any human!

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    1. You are right, Old Egg. I'd like to think that I would be able to say that I do have a caring heart, but most definitely I fall short when it comes to do more in response.

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  2. And that is the heart of the Good News!

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  3. Boy, i hope when the time comes i can own my crap that way!!! Nice story!!!

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  4. Amen to that truth bomb! There but for Grace.... :)

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  5. good story (with a moral) and an admonition for those of us* not yet at the time of no recourse, to get going, none of us are immortal, there is no time to waste.

    *well, perhaps I'm being presumptuous that there are no non-living readers out there! lol

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    1. I agree, Clark, it's time to get going, we can make a difference! I must admit that I do sometimes question the life status of some people I encounter in day to day existence. Is there a functioning brain in there??

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  6. A lovely way to share God's message of forgiveness.

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    1. Thank you Val! I wasn't sure where this story was going when I started it, but I was happy with the direction it took.

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  7. Aren't we all hoping that will be the outcome of our faith! Good job!

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    1. Yes we are! That hope is the essence of our belief system.

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    1. Thank you Gail, this one kind of wrote itself. :-)

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