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FORGIVENESS

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In 1941, a ten-year-old boy and his friend went to Lamb’s Grill in Salt lake City for lunch. After the boys ate, they realized they couldn’t pay the bill which totaled $1, so they ran away. For the next 70 years, the guilt associated with that event haunted the man who is now in his eighties. Though he was too ashamed to go in the store himself, he waited in the car while his daughter went in and told a server the story. The man’s daughter gave the server a $5 bill as an apology, which she passed on to the current owner. Francis Liong, the owner told a reporter that the money did not belong to her, and that she would try to get it to the previous owners. She also wanted to let the remorseful older gentleman know that all is forgiven. She said, “I’d like to tell him to please come back and eat at Lamb’s Grill –but don’t dash out.”--Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Guilt ridden man makes amends to restaurant 70 years after dine and dash, By Charlene Sakoda,http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/guilt-ridden-man-makes-amends-to-restaurant-70-years-after-dine-and-dash-213629204.html; Accessed April, 4, 2014.

1 John 1:9 (HCSB) (9) If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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