Attitude of Forgiveness

Jase Robertson

Jase Robertson

Jase Robertson, one of the stars of the hit reality TV show Duck Dynasty, recently had an interesting experience in New York. When he asked an employee of the hotel where he was staying where he could find a bathroom, the employee took one look at Jase’s long beard and camouflage outfit and assumed that he was an unsavory character who had wandered in off the street. He escorted Jase outside, pointed down the street and said, “Good luck. Have a good day.”

Rather than take offense and make a big deal of it, Robertson let it go. He did not change hotels in a huff. He did not go to the manager and complain. He said, “He just didn’t know. That’s fine.” Jase later joked about the incident by saying, “I think it was a facial profiling deal.”

It’s great to see such a humble attitude of forgiveness. There are too many people who are much too quick to take offense at others over slights and insults, whether real or imagined.

“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”—Colossians 3:13.

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